Not as rare as you think.
The Foundation on the Frontline
Every four days, a baby in Australia is born with cystic fibrosis.
In total around 1 million Australians carry the gene, often without knowing their risk of passing a deadly disease on to their children. The disease clogs a child’s lungs with mucus, along with their digestive systems.
For Maddie, every single day, even special occasions, has to revolve around therapies to keep her alive. And there is no saying how long these will work…read more.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation fuels the fight at the frontline of children’s healthcare. We are the official and largest funder of Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service after Government. In the past 25 years we’ve contributed over $92 million with a further $21 million committed over the next five years… read more.
See our impact
As Western Australia emerged from the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights we gained about the incredible work of paediatric researchers, clinicians and nurses reaffirmed to us the critical importance of our work.
We are uniquely placed, working closely with those on the frontline of children’s healthcare, to identify the areas of greatest need and what is going to drive the most impact.
This closeness has seen Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation again set a record in grant funding… read more.
Read our stories
2020-21 was another record-breaking year for the Foundation, with funded grants totalling over $8.9 million. This gives us the ability to fund change, and make significant inroads in helping transform kids healthcare in WA that comes from:
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation acknowledges the Wadjuk people of the proud Noongar nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Foundation is located and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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