The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) understands how much of a financial impact having a family member diagnosed with cervical cancer can have. We are aiming to tackle this issue in a small, but important way with the kind support of Hyundai Help for Kids.
Dannii is a cervical cancer survivor and mum of two daughters. She describes her diagnosis in 2018 as “a whirlwind… I was a lot luckier than other women, but that didn’t make my journey an easy one”. Life changed for Dannii quickly as she had to balance caring for her young children and receiving treatment. Families like Dannii’s are why ACCF have introduced our Orange Hearts Program: to assist children of cervical cancer affected families in an impactful way.
ACCF’s Orange Hearts Program will be providing ten $500 bursaries to children, no older than 18, from families impacted by a diagnosis of cervical cancer. The Orange Hearts Bursaries will provide wonderful opportunities for these children to help ease some of the financial pressure that comes along with supporting a family member battling this terrible disease. Funds will be used to cover the costs of resources such as schoolbooks and stationery, and hobbies such as sports, music lessons, drama classes and other social groups. These activities can give children joy, escape and hope while also a sense of stability and focus during what can be a stressful time.
Applications will open from 1 July and close 8 September and will be assessed by an independent panel of judges. Successful recipients will be announced by 8 October 2021.
If your family or a family you know would be interested and benefit from our bursaries, we would love to receive your application. Please read the guidelines and fill out the following application form below by Friday September 8.
Successful recipients will be announced on October 8.