Kawasaki Disease Foundation Australia

Awareness. Support. Research

Our History

The Kawasaki Disease Foundation Australia Inc grew from humble beginnings when a number of parents connected following the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne publishing an article in 2002 about Kawasaki Disease.

With a shared quest to raise greater community knowledge of Kawasaki Disease, the combined effort of two parents lead to the Foundation gaining its status as an Incorporated organisation in 2007.

From that point on, the Foundation continued to establish itself as an Association to support Kawasaki Disease patients, their parents/carers, families and the community. The Foundation was successful in being recognised as a charitable group and is licenced to fundraise in various States/Territories across Australia and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission.

The Foundation is now a national, voluntary, non-profit, parent-led charity dedicated to advancing Kawasaki Disease issues. The Foundation strives to raise awareness of this serious illness to increase early detection and treatment for children. The Foundation actively collaborates with various international Kawasaki Disease support organisations and research opportunities. We also raise funds for research undertaken here in Australia and assist with requests for participants to take part in studies.

We value the contributions of all our volunteers and welcome new volunteers throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer with the Foundation or help out in any way please email us at – info@kdfoundation.org.au

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by Kawasaki Disease, you may also like to follow us on social media or join our community support network. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.