We celebrate connection, compassion and courage, with children and teens who have cancer.

We help families with cancer meet and support each other.

Bravery Box create moments of joy, happiness and distraction for kids with cancer. A childhood with cancer is a childhood that should be filled with fun and laughter.

On the days joy and happiness are hard to come by, we help children by supporting their families and by creating save spaces to talk and learn about pain, fear and grief.

Bravery Box help children build the emotional and social skills required to manage their days and weeks with humour, courage, compassion and acceptance. We create connection between kids’ oncology and the community.

Finally, we raise funds for kids’ cancer research – because no child should ever have to be cancer brave.

Creating safe spaces to talk and learn about pain, fear and grief

We have two very important priorities: support the child and support the family. Parents who feel supported, heard and hopeful are better able to help their child through cancer treatment.

Family Support

It is important for families to feel understood, heard and supported during a childhood cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

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Support for the Child & Teen

At Bravery Box we run many programs to delight, surprise, entertain and support our beautiful Bravery Boxers.

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Our Story

When Tanya’s daughter Lara Allan had just completed 800 days treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, she confessed a heartbreaking fact to her.

She said that when she was undergoing treatment, particularly during the parts that caused pain and made her feel terribly ill, she would “fake” her bravery.

“We were having a conversation about bravery, and Lara told me that when she was really scared, she’d fake it.” I smiled and said to her, “Oh my darling, that is what bravery is! It is standing up to fear by pretending to be okay!”

Tanya founded the Bravery Box in November 2017 when her daughter Lara was 6 months into treatment for cancer. She wanted to find ways for kids to look forward to hospital. She wanted to find ways for them to talk about their fears and to celebrate their bravery.

Our 3-year-old daughter was fighting her way through 12 months of chemo for a brain tumour, enduring painful procedures, anaesthetics, endless medicines and all the horrors of chemo. The one thing that provided her with a glimmer of sunshine on the other side of each dreadful experience was the Bravery Box trolley. She would dry her tears, swallow her fear, and eagerly sort through the box for something that spoke to her – a toy, craft materials, colouring in, books, puzzles. She’d earned that little token of joy. And as parents we found support and belonging with the Bravery Box crew and oncology families. Thank you guys, you made a terrible time much easier. xx

Zoe - Mum to Emme, Neurofibromatosis

The Bravery Box is held so tightly to my heart as it helped my little boy get through the worst moments in cancer treatment. They celebrate our tiny humans and give us overpowering love! This cause is everything we need in this world, and I will forever be grateful to Tanya, her family and team for, in their own moments of struggle, constantly being able to bring smiles to sick children’s lives. Angels really do walk among us! I love you all so much. xx

Angie - Mum to Eddie, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Slater knows that when he has a painful procedure, the Bravery Box will be there to reward and celebrate his bravery. But Bravery Box is so much more than gifts for the kids. It’s about a place where parents can meet each other and feel safe and understood. I know I can talk about what scares me with them, and they’ll understand. I’ve been to many of their events and spending time with other oncology families gets me through my harder days.

Bianca - Mum to Slater, Brain Cancer

Help kids and teen with cancer have joyful moments, and families feel connected and supported.

Our funds also support the big beautiful brains researching kids cancer, because no child should ever have to be ‘cancer brave.’ All donations above $2 are tax deductable. Yay!

Our Partners

Arana Hills Physio

Arana Hills Physiotherapy

Little Big Swim School

Tanya Allan

Woollam Construction

Recap Media

Canary Lane

Snaptured

Pixel Palace

Residential Fire Sprinklers

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