$500 available for kids affected by cervical cancer.
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) understands the financial impact of having a family member diagnosed with cervical cancer. We are aiming to tackle this issue in a small, but important way with the kind support of Hyundai Help for Kids.
Since 2021, Orange Hearts Bursaries have helped children all over Australia to continue participating in their sporting, creative arts, social and academic commitments. With their bursaries, recipients were able to continue activities including photography, go-kart racing, horse riding, swimming lessons, basketball and soccer. The ACCF team is inspired and motivated by these children and their stories.
Dannii, a cervical cancer survivor is the proud mum of her two daughters who were bursary recipients in 2022. She reflected that ‘not only is cancer tough to physically and mentally fight, but it’s also hard financially whilst you’re fighting it and beyond. I still have check-ups and medication that cost money, so having my girls be able to receive the Orange Heart Bursaries was an amazing help! The money from the bursary paid for Ilara’s netball season & Ariana’s gymnastics lessons.’
Families like Dannii’s are why ACCF introduced the Orange Hearts Program in 2021. In her words ‘How amazing is this. What a great way to give back to the little people in our lives, who are our biggest supporters and our strength to get through tough times like fighting cancer.’
ACCF’s Orange Hearts Bursary Program provides up to $500 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 for the 2023 bursaries have now closed.
If your family or a family you know would be interested and benefit from our bursaries, we would love you to apply. More information can be found in the Orange Hearts guidelines.
Any queries or questions regarding the Orange Hearts Bursary Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 727 630.