What We Do
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Overcoming challenges with a Sporting Chance.
The Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation was formed in 1996 by former Australian Cricket Captain Mark Taylor, Rugby League legend Reg Gasnier, Olympian Raelene Boyle and Triple Brownlow Medallist Bob Skilton. We are a non-for-profit organisation committed to financially supporting mobile home care units that help make life easier for children with cancer and outreach programs for kids with cancer from regional areas.
Other patrons include Wallaby great, Stirling Mortlock ,QLD state of origin & Dragons (NRL) legend Mark Coyne, Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry, Blue Origin & Roosters (NRL) star James Tedesco and Australian cricket fast bowling legend, Merv Hughes.
The Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation currently provides just under $1 Million p.a. across Australia so that our major children’s hospitals can employ a Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) to operate outreach programs for kids with cancer allowing them to stay for as long as possible in the comfort of their own homes and to keep disruption to the family everyday life to a minimum.
Whilst the patients are predominantly from regional areas the service also provides home treatment for kids in metropolitan areas.
Sporting Chance funds a nurse in QLD, 4 nurses in NSW (3 Westmead, 1 Randwick), and a nurse in both Victoria and South Australia (who also covers NT).
Each nurse requires between $100,000 and $125,000 funding per annum to cover wages and on-costs such as travel expenses.
Each program would cease without the support of Sporting Chance. The board must re-commit to funding prior to the re-employment of each nurse.
Since foundation Sporting Chance has also provided over $1,000,000 to the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia for scientific research and $300,000 to Randwick’s Prince of Wales Hospital to fund a Metastatic Breast Care Nurse, $100,000 to the Men of League Foundation, and $20,000 to Glenn McGrath to help set up the McGrath Foundation which has gone on to become one of Australia’s biggest foundations.
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