Meet the Challenge – 100% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer

‘Meet the Challenge’ is the theme for Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation in 2015.


What is the challenge?
We want to meet the challenge to cure childhood cancer.We’re asking you, our supporters, your family, friends and colleagues to band together and help us reach further and aim higher than we ever have before. Why? Our mission is 100% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer. To achieve that, we need to find a cure for childhood cancer. To find a cure, we need to fund research.


How will ‘Meet the Challenge’ work?
In 2015 we’re asking you to create your own fundraising activities and events under the “Meet the Challenge” banner. Set yourself a fundraising target and contribute to our mission to cure childhood cancer.


Getting started
To help you get started we’ve developed a Fundraising Toolkit with plenty of ideas to inspire you and a step-by-step guide on how to make it happen. We will be publishing a copy of the toolkit online very soon, but if you’d like to register your interest and be sent a copy when it’s ready, emails us at We will also be posting more information on how we can support you in helping us “Meet the Challenge”.


We’re very grateful for the enthusiasm that our supporters, old and new, have demonstrated over the past 15 years. We hope with your help, we can meet the challenge and make 2015 the biggest and best year yet for SWCCF.


Meet the Cipriano family, who will inspire you to
Meet the Challenge” to cure childhood cancer

Cipriano Family


The Cipriano family is from Sydney, NSW. Their son, Gabriel is on the left in this picture, with a wonderful gap-toothed smile that lights up his face. Gabriel was diagnosed with high risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was just 5 years old. His two years of chemotherapy will finish in July 2015, but before that he will endure five more lumbar punctures. You would never tell by looking at him though – he’s an energetic kid who loves life and soccer and is growing into a fine young man. And his survival is thanks to research into a cure for childhood cancer that has helped modern medicine take huge leaps forward over the past 70 years. It’s great stories like this that make us all want to “Meet the Challenge” and ensure 100% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer.