Some decisions you
make with your head.
Others you make
with your heart.

Read Tyler's story

Some decisions you
make with your head.
Others you make
with your heart.

Your Nectar home loan supports children’s cancer research

When you take out a loan using a Nectar broker, we will make a generous donation on your behalf, to Children's Cancer Institute every year, for the life of your mortgage.
Contact your local broker

Our new charity partnerhsip

For us, it’s not enough to simply provide a great service to our customers. We also want to make a positive difference to the lives of Australians. We are proud to have partnered with Children’s Cancer Institute, and we hope that together we can make a big impact towards ending childhood cancer.

Your Nectar home loan supports children’s cancer research

When you take out a loan using a Nectar broker, we will make a generous donation on your behalf to Children’s Cancer Institute every year, for the life of your mortgage.
Contact your local broker

Our new charity partnership

For us, it’s not enough to simply provide a great service to our customers. We also want to make a positive difference to the lives of Australians. We are proud to have partnered with Children’s Cancer Institute, and we hope that together we can make a big impact towards ending childhood cancer.


Who are Children's Cancer Institute?

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer.

ccia.org.au



Their research

Their focus is translational research, making sure their discoveries are progressed into actual treatments for kids with cancer as quickly as possible. Their programs look at understanding childhood cancer so they can prevent it occurring, search for more effective diagnoses, examine better and safer treatment options and ultimately find a cure. The overarching theme of their research is to find a more targeted and individualised approach to diagnostics and treatment.



The Zero initiative

The Zero initiative is one of the most exciting cancer research programs ever undertaken in Australia. The program will see researchers and clinicians working in partnership to offer the country’s first ever personalised medicine program aiming to push childhood cancer survival rates to 100%.



Why we have partnered

Cancer kills more Australian children than any other disease but through dedicated research, Children’s Cancer Institute believes every child can be cured. The biggest challenge is raising the funds needed for research. Children’s Cancer Institute has a unique, compelling research program that aims to change the future for kids with cancer. Nectar believes we can make a significant contribution to the program and thereby assisting them in finding the cure.



How we have partnered

  • Every applicable loan through a Nectar broker will raise funds for the charity
  • We’ll be there to support Children’s Cancer Institute’s national events
  • We’ll host our own local fundraising events too


What we want to achieve

Through our 10-year commitment we aim to raise significant funds to help Children's Cancer Institute’s amazing research. We hope that with our help, this important charity can realise their dream of pushing childhood cancer survival rates to 100%.


Tyler's story


As Tyler was jumping on his bed, Sara noticed a lump the size of a 20 cent coin on his back. Sara took Tyler to the GP but he said “it doesn’t look like anything sinister, let’s just keep an eye on it”. For four months the lump grew, but ultrasounds didn’t show anything seriously wrong.

Then Tyler started to cry when he was put in his car seat and Sara knew the bruise was hurting him. She was referred to a paediatrician at Cairns Base Hospital. The paediatrician said straight away “I don’t like the look of that, it’s really nasty.”

After endless scans and tests, Tyler was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma on his second birthday.

Tyler’s treatment started the very next day. Sara and Tyler flew to Brisbane where Tyler started aggressive chemotherapy. This was followed by a six-week course of radiotherapy to shrink the tumour. After the initial intense phase of treatment, Tyler received ongoing maintenance chemotherapy to ensure the tumour did not grow back.

Tyler had a total of 43 weeks of treatment, with MRI’s and CT scans every three months to check on the tumour. There is still a shadow visible where the tumour was, which they hope is just scarring. It hasn’t grown back in the last few years so the family is determined to remain positive.



Saving money is one thing. Now you can save lives, too.

From now on, when we find you the right home loan, we’ll also help Children’s Cancer Institute find a cure for childhood cancer.

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