How you help

Your fundraising support during Red Nose Day helps us fund research into the treatment and cures of serious health conditions that affect Kiwi kids.

You’re helping researchers find cures for conditions that include childhood cancers, heart conditions, cystic fibrosis, sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) asthma, mental health and many more, serious illnesses. So far we’ve invested more than $38 million in research. We have achieved breakthroughs that have saved, improved and extended the lives of kids here and around the world. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved, but the work has only just begun. Join us this Red Nose Day on November 18th and help us paint New Zealand red.

Red Nose Day enables Cure Kids to raise vital funds for research into serious illnesses that affect many of our kids.

The outcomes of Cure Kids-funded medical research are everywhere, and thousands of us are alive and healthier today because of them. But we need your help to do so much more. There is vital medical research that needs to be done, yet is stalled, simply due to lack of funding. With your help this Red Nose Day, we’re determined to change this and continue to make a difference to the health of children.

Learn more about some of the research projects we’re funding below:

Why we need
your support


Every year
170

Children are diagnosed with rheumatic fever.

Every year
400

New Zealanders live with cystic fibrosis.

Every year
4

Children are diagnosed with Batten disease.


Every year
1/4

Children experience a mental health issue.

Every year
450

Children will develop epilepsy.

Every year
550,000

School days are lost to asthma.


Who your money is helping