“Your child has cancer”
Over a thousand families will hear these devastating words in the next 12 months, and for them, everything will change overnight.
In addition to extreme emotional strain, a cancer diagnosis brings financial pressures at a time when family income is significantly reduced due to a combination of extra expenses and the need for a family to be with their child.
From that moment of diagnosis, throughout the rigorous treatment regimens in hospital and beyond, Redkite plays a vital role in Australia in supporting children, young people and their families through the often long and difficult journey of cancer.
Redkite's essential services include financial and educational assistance, emotional support in hospitals through social workers and music therapists, and community-based support including telephone and email counselling and professionally-facilitated telegroups.
Redkite receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of individuals, organisations and corporate partners to provide families with vital support.
Together with Ritchies, you can make a difference to the lives of families with a child with cancer.
For more information go to redkite.org.au or call 1800 334 771.
Redkite's CB number: 93676 VIC; 99796 NSW; 81684 QLD.