28 DAYS OF ACTION

KOALA Kids will mark International Childhood Cancer Day with its annual cocktail party for sponsors, partners and program colleagues at Motorworld in Oakleigh next Tuesday 12 February.

For the third consecutive year, KOALA Kids has invited hundreds of its volunteers and supporters to come together in celebration of the small program that makes a huge difference to the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.

CinemaKing https://cinemaking.com.au/ is donating the AV again, Cooper and Milla’s Toorak the food,

Children enjoy KOALA Kids flashing heart bopping headbands and other novelty items for Valentine's Day
Children enjoy KOALA Kids flashing heart bopping headbands and other novelty items for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in the Children’s Cancer Centres and Peter Mac during next week leading up to Saturday 14 February with fun flashing bopping headbands, flashing heart lanyards, heart stickers and tattoos and heart chocolates for children to give their loved ones. As in previous years children and adolescents of all ages will make special cards out of small orange paper bags expressing their love to their parents, grandparents and special friends.

Artwork produced by children for Chinese New Year from 2013!
Children will have the opportunity again to produce artwork for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year this year falls on Thursday 19 February and KOALA Kids is providing hundreds of custom-made vanilla fortune cookies with carefully selected messages for all of the children, families and staff to enjoy.

KOALA Kids Book Club this month is celebrating the cricket in light of the International World Cup.

Guest author is author and KOALA Kids own, Neridah McMullin, reading her new book Knockabout Cricket https://neridahmcmullin.wordpress.com/ launched late last month. Earlier this week in the Kookaburra ward, the children also enjoyed Dave Warner’s signed book Kaboom Kid.  Through Cricket Australia, KOALA Kids was tweeted and Dave Warner re-tweeted to his 690,000 plus followers!!

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Cricketer David Warner in Cricket Australia’s Tweet about helping kids with cancer through KOALA Kids

Watch out for the following activities at each of the Children’s Cancer Centres during February:

ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – KOOKABURRA WARD

Monday 2 February – KOALA Kids Book Club, Neridah McMullin read Knockabout Cricket

Monday 9 February – KOALA Kids Morning Tea Party with thanks to Cooper and Milla’s Hawksburn with KOALA Kids volunteers Grace Kerr and Camilla Counsel.

Friday 13 February – Valentine’s Day (from Monday 9 February)

Monday 16 February – KOALA Kids volunteer activity TBC

Thursday 19 February – Chinese New Year (from Monday 16 February)

Monday 23 February – KOALA Kids Pizza Making Lunch with Piero from Della Rosa Pizza

MONASH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTRE

Tuesday 10 February – Adolescent & Young Adults clinic, ‘ supported by KOALA Kids

Friday 13 February – Valentine’s Day (from Monday 9 February)

Monday 16 February – KOALA Kids Book Club, Neridah McMullin reading Knockabout Cricket

Thursday 19 February – Chinese New Year (from Monday 16 February)

Date TBC – KOALA Kids Artist in Residence program with The Art Cabriolet

For more information about any of these activities or if you want to know the schedule and dates each month, please contact KOALA Kids koalakids@cccf.org.au

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