The Rainbows for Kate Foundation has been established in memory of Kate Boyson, who passed away in October 2007 just 5 months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma.
We aim to raise funds to enable research into Sarcoma cancers, so that in the future those that are affected by it are provided more time and more options than Kate had. Click here for Kate's Story.
Since inception of the Rainbows for Kate Foundation, we have been overwhelmed by the level of support we have received from those that knew Kate or learnt of her story.
As much as Kate inspired us all in her life, so too, her passing has inspired us to try to make a difference. The stories we hear of people taking on new challenges in her memory are amazing, and we will endeavour to post these regularly on the website.
We are also grateful for the various fundraising events being held around the country, and invite you to click here to see the current events in your state.
Rainbows for Kate Australian Sarcoma Kindred Study
As a direct result of the support we've received we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the Rainbows for Kate Australian Sarcoma Kindred Study. The official launch of the study was held at the RPA Hospital in Sydney on the 21st of July 2009.
This world-first study incorporating hospitals in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will enable those affected by Sarcoma cancer and their families to participate in research that will provide critical insight into the genetic understanding of Sarcoma cancer. The doctors and nurses conducting the research are extremely optimistic by the insight this will bring to the understanding, and eventual cure, of this aggressive cancer.