Make a difference this Red Nose Day

Oct 31 – Nov 18

Change someone’s life

Your Red Nose Day donation will help fund vital research into the treatment and cures of serious health conditions that affect our kids.



Cure Kids

Our purpose is simple

At Cure Kids, every single day our researchers are driven to find the cures for serious health conditions that affect many of our children. We focus on raising funds to enable high-impact medical research to find the cures our kids need. With the amazing support of New Zealand, Cure Kids have been funding ground-breaking research for the past 45 years. We need your support to understand more about the health conditions and disease that affect our kids so we can find better ways to treat and even cure them.

Red Nose Day is our annual, national appeal. Over $1million was raised last year, and this year is set to become our biggest fundraising effort yet. Join us this Red Nose Day and raise funds to fund vital medical research.

There are many ways that you can get involved and help make a difference to the health of our children. Taking part in one of Cure Kids many events is a great way to support child health research.

One of these events is the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge, which is New Zealand’s biggest mud run series. There’s still a few Tough Guy and Gal Challenge events to go in Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North and Rotorua, from now till the end of August, so make sure you check it out!

Cure Kids Ambassador Finn, who lives with a heart condition, and his family recently took on the junior Tough Guy and Gal challenge and had an epic time! Finn’s brother Ollie even did the challenge twice to help his brother Finn reach the finish line.

Check out all our events and sign up now:
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Our ambassador families are the inspiration behind our drive to fund child health research. They do so much for us - from sharing their stories and helping us fundraise, so when we do have the opportunity to give back we are thrilled to make their day.

Thanks to our friends at AIG, two of our ambassador families attended the All Blacks vs Lions test last night - and had an amazing time!

Our ambassador Corin, who lives a genetic heart condition had a very tough week in hospital so was beyond thrilled to be asked if he and his family wanted to attend the game.

We also invited our new ambassador George, and his rugby loving family to the game. George lives with ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Dyslexia and was so excited to go.

Thank you AIG for your support of Cure Kids and for bringing so much joy to our ambassadors.
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If you need something to make you smile, the fact that today is our ambassador Katie’s birthday, and that she is here to celebrate it should do the trick.

Turning nine is something that seemed nearly impossible for Katie earlier this year, but this ABBA loving princess is still here and will be celebrating this weekend with all her family and friends.

Katie, who is pictured here with her siblings Amy and Caleb, lives with Batten disease. Thank you for being such a fighter and an inspiration to us all. Lots of love from your whole Cure Kids family.
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Did you know that this week marks National Volunteer Week?

We are so grateful to have the support of many invaluable volunteers, who selflessly give up their time to support life-saving child health research. We wouldn’t be able to achieve what we do without you, so thank you!

We’re always on the look-out for more volunteers, so if you’re interested in helping us we would love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing or visiting to find out more.
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