In The Media

Captain Feathersword visits Childhood Cancer Support

Our families received a real treat to help celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day 2021 with a visit from Captain Feathersword. We were lucky to have the team from Channel Ten come and capture our day. Watch our wonderful story here:    

Cook family encourages residents to Talk Like a Pirate

The Cook family is encouraging the community to support Talk Like a Pirate Day this year, after experiencing firsthand the effects childhood cancer has on a family. Talk Like a Pirate Day raises funds for Childhood Cancer Support, an organisation that the Cook family knows all too well. Rhiannon Cook said her daughter India was diagnosed with a rare… Read More »

Walk the Plank this Talk Like a Pirate Day

Calling all dare devils. Childhood Cancer Support is calling for volunteers to face their fears in the name of charity and ‘Walk the Plank’ over Brisbane’s Story Bridge. Every day, children with cancer face their fears. They face uncertain Doctor’s appointments, scary treatment days, surgeries, and treatment cycles that could go for months. Walk the… Read More »

Queensland family’s brave battle with cancer

In June last year, Dan and Jess Connelly tucked their boys into bed as usual. The family, who live in Clermont in regional Queensland, had no idea their lives were about to be turned upside down. Their eldest son, four-year-old Mackenna, had just finished kindy and was all ready to start school in the new year. He was brushing his… Read More »

Kenilworth teen speaks about leukaemia, and Childhood Cancer Support

Story from the Courier Mail 8th July 2021 No parent expects to hear the words “your daughter has leukaemia” but for a Coast family, it became a reality. Here’s what they say is helping them through the scary diagnosis.   At 17, Sunshine Coast teenager Ella Bevan should be finding the perfect formal dress and… Read More »

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2020 – Press Release

Swashbuckling Spirits ahead of ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ Fundraiser to raise awareness for regional children with childhood cancers Release for 15 September, 2020 Talk Like A Pirate Day is the official fundraising and awareness day and signature event of Childhood Cancer Support – Australia’s oldest children’s cancer charity. For 45 years, this community organisation… Read More »

Gold Coast and News Together

Local children with cancer and their families were treated to a few hours of fun at Sea World – Gold Coast, Australia’s Castaway Bay before it opened to the public this morning. The group, decked out in their best pirate costumes, were at the theme park to help launch Talk Like A Pirate Day – a Childhood… Read More »

Being a Mum When Cancer Threatens Your Child’s Life

When your child faces life-threatening cancer, how do you cope when treatment means you are hundreds of kilometres from home? That’s a real scenario for hundreds of Queensland families every year. When Cairns couple Rick and Stacey Steer’s teenage son Hudson was diagnosed with a rare cancer, life changed drastically.

Courier Mail, 23rd February 2019

Summer Smith

7 News Mackay, 14th November 2018