Challenge Ball

About Challenge

Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that supports children and families living with cancer, 365 days a year.  Our support is free and immediate, helping to lighten the cancer journey by addressing the practical, social, and emotional needs of all our members.

Programs for children

Camps, hospital support, activity days, playgroup sessions, ticketing, massage therapy, music & art therapy.

Programs for families

Family activities, lunches, parent activities & retreats, couple getaways, home help, date nights, holiday accommodation, transportation and financial assistance.

Scholarships & Trusts

Academic and creative scholarships for primary, secondary and tertiary students.

Bereavement services

Support and advice, social groups and retreats.

How we help

Following a child’s diagnosis, life changes significantly. Families begin a journey of uncharted territory, where they learn to adapt to a ‘new normal’ of life with cancer. Adjusting to these changes is difficult and takes its toll on every member of the family – patient, parent, and sibling(s).

This is where Challenge steps in. Sometimes you do not know what it is you need until someone shows you.

Challenge aims to manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis by addressing the emotional, social, and practical needs of your family. Whether it is help at home or a weekend away, we tailor our services to meet the requirements of each individual within the family unit. 

Challenge Ball Committee

This annual fundraising event is driven and steered by our Challenge Ball Committee.

We are honoured to have a committee of dedicated and passionate members who work tirelessly to create a unique opportunity to unite, reflect and celebrate. It brings our families together and solidifies the connection and love that makes up our community of different families.

For 30 years, this event has raised much-needed funds to bring a little relief throughout the cancer journey, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. From the moments that brighten a day to surf camps, holidays, massages and parent support, Challenge services support the child, their siblings and parents, both in and out of the hospital.

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