Stepping into the fire: our CEO’s act of solidarity for the Children’s Cancer Institute

In the world of web development, we often find ourselves in the pursuit of excellence, innovation and growth. Yet, there are moments when we step out of our digital realm and into the real world to make a profound impact. True to the spirit of Butterfly, our CEO, John, embarked on an act of solidarity for a cause that touches hearts and changes lives—the Children’s Cancer Institute.

Who is the Children's Cancer Institute?

Let’s first understand who the Children’s Cancer Institute is and the incredible work they do. Established in 1976 in Sydney, Australia, the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) is a leading global medical research institute dedicated to the prevention and cure of childhood cancer. With a mission to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering, CCI is at the forefront of research and innovation in the fight against pediatric cancer.

But their work goes beyond groundbreaking research. CCI also focuses on improving the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families by providing support, clinical care, and pioneering treatments. Their tireless dedication to making a difference shines through every day as they work towards a future where childhood cancer is no longer a threat.

The team at the Children's Cancer Institute in Australia

Why Childhood Cancer Matters

Childhood cancer is a battle that no child should ever have to endure. The physical and emotional toll it takes on young patients and their families is immeasurable. However, the research conducted by institutions like the CCI has led to significant breakthroughs in treatment and a higher survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer. Yet, there’s still much work to be done.

Every step taken and every penny raised in support of CCI contributes to their vital research programs. These programs aim to understand the genetic and molecular basis of childhood cancer, develop targeted therapies with fewer side effects, and ultimately, find a cure. By supporting CCI, we stand together in the fight against a devastating disease that affects countless families worldwide.

An Act of Solidarity

Our CEO, John, has always been an advocate for meaningful change. His commitment to our clients and employees is unwavering, and he carries that same dedication into his personal life. Recently, John embarked on a daring challenge to support the Children’s Cancer Institute.

In this display of bravery, John walked across hot coals and shattered glass at a fundraising event, all to raise awareness and funds for CCI’s critical research. This act symbolizes the courage and resilience demonstrated by young cancer patients every day, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of supporting their battle. Although he made it look easy, he mentioned how this made him think of the courage that children with cancer display every day.

Join Us in Making a Difference

At Butterfly, we’re not just about web development; we’re about making a positive impact on the world around us. We invite you to join us in supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute and their mission to eradicate childhood cancer. Every contribution, no matter how small, brings us one step closer to a future where no child has to face this devastating disease.

Together we can be the change we want to see in the world. Join us in supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute and be part of a movement that’s transforming the lives of young cancer patients and their families.

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About the Author

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Darryl Dillon-Shallard

With over 25 years of expertise in web development, encompassing design, software engineering, DevOps, and business management, I am passionate about collaborating with clients to deliver inventive digital solutions.