This smiley little girl is KYAH.
She’s six years old, full of sass and makes friends with everyone she meets.
Kyah also has a life-threatening form of cancer. When she was four years old, Kyah was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma – one of the most common types of children’s cancer.
It’s been tough. Kyah has been through nine rounds of chemotherapy, 20 rounds of radiation treatment and several major surgeries.
She still has a long road ahead. But her doctors say she’s responding well to treatment, and her family are over the moon that their little Kyah is smiling again.
Kyah’s not alone. Each year in Australia, 40 kids are diagnosed with this type of cancer. To survive, those kids will all need the very best care.
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation’s Walk for Kids with Cancer is returning for 2023 on Sunday 26 March, raising funds to support kids like Kyah.
In 2022, walkers raised a whopping $141,000 to help give sick kids the fighting chance they deserve. And that was when the official walk was unable to go ahead.
Walkers will gather in The Rocks, and start the 13km walk to Balmoral, or 27km walk to Manly to raise money for both oncology departments across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network – Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
If you would like to help sick kids like Kyah, sign up for the Walk for Kids with Cancer today. You can choose to walk 13km or 27km, solo or as part of team.
It will be a great day out, but the Walk for Kids with Cancer is so much more than that.
By taking part, the money you raise could help power ground-breaking research to help sick kids fight cancer. You could also help fund state-of-the-art medical equipment, and support programs like music therapy to keep kids’ spirits up while they’re in hospital.
To register, please visit www.walkforkidscancer.org.au