What We Do

Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that supports children and families living with cancer, 365 days a year.  Our support is free and immediate, helping to lighten the cancer journey by addressing the practical, social, and emotional needs of all our members.

Following a child’s diagnosis, life changes significantly. Families begin a journey of uncharted territory, where they learn to adapt to a ‘new normal’ of life with cancer. Adjusting to these changes is difficult and takes its toll on every member of the family – patient, parent, and sibling(s).

This is where Challenge steps in. Sometimes you do not know what it is you need until someone shows you.

Challenge aims to manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis by addressing the emotional, social, and practical needs of your family. Whether it is help at home or a weekend away, we tailor our services to meet the requirements of each individual within the family unit. 

Membership is free and available to families with a child aged 18 years old or under and who has been diagnosed with cancer or a life- threatening blood disorder. Siblings are also encouraged to sign up as members.

Some of our services include: 

  • Programs for children: Camps, hospital support and activity days, playgroup sessions, movie days, music therapy and massage therapy. 
  • Programs for families: Lunches and weekends away, home help, holiday accommodation, transportation and financial assistance, activities
  • Scholarships and Trusts: Academic and creative scholarships for primary, secondary and tertiary students
  • Bereavement services: Support and advice, social groups and retreats

Testimonial

    “When I found out my child had cancer I was in shock and didn’t know where to turn and how to deal with everything. I looked to Challenge for help, support and advice on how to get through this difficult period of time.”
    – Tonya, Challenge Mum

To assist with promoting you event, we have created a range of content for you to use on various social media platforms. We have created files that are suitable for use on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as well as on your club website or as part of electronic communications with members.

Simply click here to download.

Please note: on two of the tile options for Facebook (FB Tile_1 and FB Tile_2) and Instagram (Insta Tile_1 and Insta Tile_2) you will be able to add the date of your event to the bottom left corner. The easiest way to do this is to save the file into your Paint or Paint 3D program and add a text box over the space where you’d like to type the date.

We strongly encourage all clubs to promote their respective #DoingItForJarrod events across all available social media platforms. This will help not only promote your event, but garner more support for the campaign overall and create an even BIGGER sea of yellow. Make sure you use the #DoingItForJarrod campaign hashtag!

When you use these tiles on social media, don’t forget to include the following tags and handles as appropriate:

#DoingItForJarrod

#DIFJ

#LeuktheDuck

#YellowforLyle

#AusPGA

@Challenge

@PGAofAustralia

@GolfAust

@JarrodsGift

@LeuktheDuck

We would love for you to take photos on the day of your #DoingItForJarrod event (landscape/horizontal orientation is best), post them to your social media pages using the relevant campaign hashtags and handles, and also email copies to briony@challenge.org.au. Where possible, we will share your photos on our relevant social media pages (Jarrod’s Gift, Challenge and Leuk the Duck) as well as to our campaign progress page (www.challenge.org.au/2022-doingitforjarrod-campaign-progress/). We will also include a selection of images from around the country in our campaign newsletters that are sent to all of the clubs who register, and some photos will be used in campaign communications that are sent and/or posted by the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia.

Leuk the Duck/Challenge Merchandise

We have a wide range of Leuk the Duck and Challenge merchandise products available to purchase. All proceeds from the sale of these products goes back into our programs and services and allows us to continue supporting kids and families with cancer.

If you would like to order some additional products for your upcoming #DoingItForJarrod event, simply download the order form HERE, fill in the quantities required, and email to sales@challenge.org.au.

If you need some assistance with displaying merchandise at your club, we have a custom-made display unit. These units can be provided free of charge upon request with any Leuk the Duck/Challenge merchandise order and are included on our merchandise order form. Instructions for assembling your unit will be included with your order, or can be downloaded here.

We now have some great new weather-proof Leuk tee markers (see photo) that will be perfect to use at your club’s #DoingItForJarrod event. They stand 34cm tall above the ground, and have the Leuk image printed on both sides. The tee markers are $30 each plus postage. If you would like to order some, please email sales@challenge.org.au.

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