Now in its fourth year, Pirate Day Friday is a national fundraising initiative to raise money and awareness for research into the treatment and cure of childhood brain cancer.

Last year over 500 schools and early learning centres across the country along with workplaces like Bayer and whole town of Malanda in Far North Queensland got involved. Since Pirate Day Friday started in 2015, over $300,000 has been raised for childhood brain cancer research.

Donations are split between The Adventurers and The Kids’ Cancer Project. Both charities are committed to funding vital childhood brain cancer research.

The facts:

  • Childhood cancer is different to adult cancer.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death of children by disease.
  • Three families everyday hear the words, “your child has cancer”
  • Brain cancer accounts for approximately 20 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in children.

To find out more about Pirate Day Friday and register your event please visit 

Your contribution counts and we couldn't do this without you!

Thank you from The Pirate Day Friday Team


The Adventurers are passionate in our quest to find a cure for childhood brain cancer.

In an effort to raise significant funds for medical research The Adventurers climb the highest mountains, compete in marathons and embark on wild challenges all over the world.

We push ourselves past personal boundaries and out of our comfort zone in an attempt to make an impact on Childhood Cancer Research.

All activities/adventures and efforts are carried out with one end goal in mind – finding a cure for Childhood Brain Cancer.

Our Adventurers are spirited individuals who value kids, life, love, strength and have a passion to find a cure.

To find out more about The Adventurers please visit:

Kids Cancer Project

The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research. Kids' cancer is different to adult cancer. Current treatments like radiation and chemotherapy are very harsh causing many kids to develop side-effects long after treatment has ended.

The Kids’ Cancer Project was founded in 1993 by Col Reynolds who decided to step up and do something to help. Now, thanks to community support, the charity has committed tens of millions of dollars to scientific research projects to help children with many types of cancer.

Science is making an impact, providing new treatment options and giving hope to the 950 children and young adolescents diagnosed each year.

If you believe science is the solution join us. By working together, we will make a difference to help kids with cancer.

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