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September Cancer Awareness Month

We have a huge audacious goal

September Cancer Awareness Month is fast approaching. Be creative and go ‘yellow and bold’ in September. Do something to raise awareness and funds on behalf of Little Big Steps. Check out the ‘Become a Fundraiser’ tab for ideas on how you can help us raise funds for our programs.

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We need to raise $800k per year to fund our Exercise Medicine programs in every paediatric cancer centre Australia wide. So, what will we do with the money?

  • $400 allows us to provide physiotherapy support for one month for a child living with cancer
  • $5,000 will provide a hospital with necessary equipment to promote play and encourage physical activity
  • $160,000 will fund a full-time physio in one kids cancer centre for one year
There are four main ways Little Big Steps provides Exercise Medicine to kids with cancer.

Exercise medicine for kids with cancer

Physiotherapist Support

Cancer treatment is serious business. It’s not something you just play around with. Little Big Steps is working with highly skilled practitioners, Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists who understand the implications and side effects of children having chemo, radiation and significant cancer beating drugs. We are funding positions to make sure each child has someone to look out for their exercise medicine, just like they would for all other aspects of the cancer journey.

Interactive technology

There are wonderful ways to use equipment to help bed-bound patients. Virtual reality goggles can make a child move without them even realising, new games that can be played with friends and family can make waiting times go faster, increase social connections and improve movement levels very quickly. A child that lays in bed without moving for long periods of time needs your help to get back up.

Activity tracking devices

We all love a new device. It’s exciting.

There isn’t much left for kids to control when they are hospitalised and forced to undergo essential treatment. They can feel their choices reducing all the time. A wearable device gives them back some control and provides some choice. It gets them excited about how they can make the numbers move all by themselves. The child can set goals and challenges and see the difference their own decisions can make.

Your choice today is to get them started – donate a watch.


You just don’t know what you don’t know. There is so much still to learn about exercise Medicine and so many things that medical researchers could do to improve the long-term health of cancer patients. We are looking to support research programs that will benefit all paediatric cancer patients.