A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming and affects everybody in the family. Having support through all stages of the cancer journey is important and can help you retain a sense of normality. Becoming a Challenge family means you can access a range of free non-medical support programs and services. Moreover, members become part of our community and can meet with other kids and parents going through similar situations, share experiences, and make friends.
Membership is free and easy. Complete the form and a team member will be in touch to discuss your situation and help coordinate the best support for you and your family.
“The best thing about joining Challenge has been the joy my son and daughter have experienced. The camps, online activities and art therapy have all been so important in taking their mind off everything else that is going on.”
– Craig, Challenge Dad
“When my daughter was diagnosed I didn’t know what the future would hold or the help we would need. Challenge was there whenever we needed them in so many ways. They are the family we never knew we needed.”
– Sarah, Challenge Mum
Membership is open to any child under the age of 18 who has been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening blood disease. As a Victorian based organisation, our services are mostly accessible to anyone living (or receiving care in Victoria), but anyone around Australia is welcome to join. We support our families throughout treatment and beyond.
All Challenge services and programs are funded by supporters and donors. We will never ask Challenge members for money.
Siblings are eligible to participate in all our activities. All activities for siblings are also free.
The sibling membership form is available here.
There is no fixed period of membership and you can leave at any time. Once you become a member, you become a part of our family. Many of our families have been with us for years.
Challenge members are able to participate in any of our programs or access any of the support.
This includes camps, holiday accommodation, home help and much more.
Registration is easy. We ask a series of questions on our online registration form to help work out the most suited activities for you. We’ll then get in touch and work together to build your program.
That’s fine! You can call the Challenge office and we can do this over the phone.
Alternatively, drop us an email and tell us the best time to contact you.