The Million Dollar Lunch
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Established in 1992, the Children’s Cancer Foundation has been at the forefront of childhood cancer research, ensuring the highest standard of diagnosis, treatment and support for Australian children with cancer. 

Over 24 years the Foundation has distributed $45 million in project and capital funding.

The ongoing work of the Foundation is dependent on the success of The Million Dollar Lunch, which has raised more than $15 million since 2005, underpinning crucial program funding for many projects across clinical research, clinical trials, clinical care and family support.

Clinical Research

To attract the world’s best childhood cancer clinical researchers and build research capacity in Australia.

Clinical Trials

To facilitate new, more effective cancer treatments and to increase the number of trials available for children.

Clinical Care

To enhance the level of care, and help children cope with pain and psychological issues.

Family Support

To provide resources and hospital-based staff to help parents and children navigate the overwhelming world of cancer treatment.

Read more about the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s projects.


$13 million raised since event launch in 2005

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45 projects funded in cancer research, clinical care and family support


2,000 children and families positively impacted each year

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91% of funds raised directed to project funding (avg. 2015 and 2016)

Impact Stories

The day before Marcus became an Angel

A Beautiful, Funny, but Short Life

Marcus was born on February 7, 2005 and we knew then he was going to make us laugh as he came out peeing everywhere. That was the beginning of a beautiful, funny but short life...

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Read more Impact Stories shared with the Children's Cancer Foundation.