What Is My Room?

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 patients.

The History Of My Room

In 1992, a group of parents came together with the humble goal to raise enough money to renovate the rooms on the cancer ward of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). They achieved that goal, and more.

In 1998, the same group of dedicated parents helped create the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) to act as an umbrella organisation for groups supporting pediatric cancer. My Room and CCF continue to work together, speaking with one voice, and acting with one vision, to make Australia a global leader in the fight against childhood cancer. All grant-funding decisions are made jointly to achieve the best outcomes.

Between 2002 and 2004, My Room, in collaboration with CCF, conducted an unprecedented capital campaign, which raised $22 million for construction of the new Children’s Cancer Centre and research laboratories at The RCH. These facilities have set a new standard for pediatric cancer clinics and research centers in Australia.

Today, My Room’s core focus continues to be funding clinical childhood cancer research and trials to achieve its goal of a 100 per cent cure rate, as well as providing medical equipment, and family support.