About us

Neuroblastoma claims more lives of children under the age of five than any other cancer. We need to improve treatments so they are more effective and less toxic and the way to do this is through research.

One way YOU can help is through your fundraising for Run2Cure!

what is run2cure neuroblastoma

Run2Cure Neuroblastoma is a fun run organised by the registered charity, Neuroblastoma Australia.

Run2Cure is held annually in Sydney and Melbourne and has attracted between 2000-4000 participants for over 10 years. We also hold an annual virtual event Run2Cure Local each year in September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Run2Cure is the charity’s largest fundraising event for research into the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. The mission of Run2Cure Neuroblastoma is to raise awareness of neuroblastoma childhood cancer, raise much-needed funds for research into neuroblastoma and provide information and support to those familes affected.

our cause

The charity's origins date back to 2008 when Lucy Jones started fundraising after her little baby girl Sienna was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in 2008.

In 2010, another Mother, Michaela Flanagan who also had a little baby girl, Ciara, diagnosed with neuroblastoma joined Lucy and the charity Neuroblastoma Australia was created.

Lucy’s little girl, Sienna Hoffmann, tragically lost her battle to neuroblastoma when she was just two and a half years old and remains the inspiration behind the charity to this day.

Ciara is a survivor. This sadly represents the reality of aggressive neuroblastoma as currently only half of the children diagnosed survive.


Neuroblastoma is a solid tumour of childhood cancer. It develops from nerve cells called neuroblasts. These cells are most commonly found in the adrenal glands (above the kidney) and and along the tissues around the spinal cord.

🌺Neuroblastoma claims more lives of children under the age of five than any other cancer.

🌺The average age of diagnosis is just two years old.

🌺The average five-year survival rate for aggressive neuroblastoma is only 50%.

🌺A third of the survivors of neuroblastoma have long-term side effects from the toxicity of their treatment.

our impact

To date, more than $3 million has been raised through a number of peer-to-peer and charity organised fundraising events, the largest of which is Run2Cure Neuroblastoma.

Funds raised go into supporting leading research projects, for example The Children’s Cancer Institute has received $1.6 million from Neuroblastoma Australia to date.

See how our fundraising has changed the lives of our Superheroes.