My Room is a volunteer organisation dedicated to raising funds to achieve a 100 per cent cure rate for childhood cancers. Over the past 25 years, My Room has raised more than $17 million for childhood cancer research, clinical care, family support, and to improve the quality of life for children with cancer.
The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, 14-17 March, marks My Room’s first year as the Official Charity of the Formula One season opener.
In 1992, a group of parents came together with the humble goal of raising enough money to renovate the rooms on the cancer ward of The Royal Children’s Hospital. They achieved that goal, and more.
In 1998, the same group of dedicated parents helped create the Children’s Cancer Foundation to act as an umbrella organisation for groups supporting pediatric cancer. My Room and the Children’s Cancer Foundation continue to work together, speaking with one voice, and acting with one vision, to make an impact in the fight against childhood cancer.
Between 2002 and 2004, My Room, in collaboration with the Children’s Cancer Foundation, conducted an unprecedented capital campaign, which raised $23 million to reconstruct the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital and build linked research facilities.
These facilities opened in 2006 set a new standard for paediatric cancer care and research in Australia. Today, My Room continues to fund clinical research and trials to achieve its goal of a 100% cure rate for childhood cancer, as well as providing medical equipment and family support.