A Message from My Room

Published on August 2nd, 2017

My Room started from humble beginnings in 1992 when the founding families desperately wanted a change in the treatment and hospital environments for their children. Now, our core focus is achieving a 100% cure rate for childhood cancer.

Over the past 25 years, My Room has helped raise significant funds for childhood cancer. This is distributed to clinical research, clinical trials, clinical care, medical equipment and family support. None of this would be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and the enduring commitment of the My Room committee members.

This year, we have set ourselves the ambitious goal of raising $2.5 million! We can’t do it alone, but collectively, I believe we can achieve it. Your support – as much or as little as you can muster – could mean the world of difference to a sick child and their family.

Maurizio Marcocci
My Room Chairman

The Footy Show My Room Telethon Returns

Published on August 2nd, 2017

The Footy Show and My Room have announced that the My Room Telethon will return for 2017 on Thursday 24 August at 7.30pm.

A special episode of The Footy Show will see AFL greats, sports stars and much-loved personalities unite for the second annual Telethon.

Eddie McGuire, Rebecca Maddern, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Dave Hughes and Shane Crawford are out to give childhood cancer the boot in a huge three-hour episode of The Footy Show to raise vital funds for My Room.

Last year, the inaugural Footy Show My Room Telethon helped raise an incredible $1 million. The success permitted My Room to fund a new clinical research fellowship program at Monash Children's Hospital, critical hospital staff, family support, hospital equipment, and a national clinical trial.

This year, the Telethon hopes to achieve a similar goal and help "give childhood cancer the boot" when more than 60 Australian Rules Football players, sporting stars and television personalities take part in the Telethon. Players from Essendon, Hawthorn, GWS, Richmond, North Melbourne, Geelong and St Kilda will be manning the Telstra Celebrity Phone Room, including Luke Hodge, Jarryd Roughead, Steve Johnson, Scott Pendlebury, Marc Murphy, Jack Ziebell, Tom Hawkins, Josh Gibson and many more.

"One hundred per cent of funds raise will go directly to young cancer sufferers and their families so that they gain access to world-class treatments, care and research breakthroughs. It's thanks to the support of the Nine Network and My Room sponsors that we can make this second Telethon possible," says Maurizio Marcocci, My Room Chairman.

The Nine Network and The Footy Show have been longtime supporters of My Room and the work it does.

"We are delighted to be bringing back The Footy Show My Room Telethon in 2017. After the huge success last year, we are committed to doing everything we can to assist My Room in raising vital funds for this extraordinary cause," says Ian Paterson, GTV9 Melbourne Managing Director.

"My Room is a wonderful charity run by a dedicated team of volunteers. It needs support to continue its mission of research and care for children who are diagnosed with cancer every year."

The Nine Network will broadcast The Footy Show My Room Telethon from 7.30pm on Thursday 24 August. Call during the telethon to donate, or head to www.myroom.com.au.

Watch the Live Stream on 9Now

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for companies to have their donation read on air throughout the night. To support The Footy Show My Room Telethon and make a corporate pledge, email hello@myroom.com.au

My Room and MCRI celebrate 15-year-partnership

Published on August 2nd, 2017

My Room and the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) are celebrating 15 years of funding for childhood cancer research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Over the past decade, more than $7 million has contributed to cutting edge cancer research at MCRI, including project funding, clinical research training fellowships, clinical trial staffing, and support of biobanking, the storing of biological samples in a respository for research.'

"Without amazing support from organisations like the Children's Cancer Foundation and My Room this work cannot be undertaken," says MCRI Director Professor Kathryn North. "Funding from the Children's Cancer Foundation and My Room is so important to our research."

My Room and the MCRI in partnership with the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation, invest in a broad program of innovative projects that have contributed to a $1 million investment in childhood cancer research, new stem cell technology, new insights into cancer diagnosis and understanding childhood brain cancer.

"We are delighted to be recognised by the MCRI for the effort and support that My Room and its supporters has provided over the last 15 years," says Maurizio Marcocci, My Room Chairman.

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