Thumbs Up for Jack fundraiser to help terminally ill Jack Kemp

RADIOTHON: A fundraiser is hoping to raise $10,000 for seven-year-old Jack Kemp, who has a terminal and rare form of brain cancer. Image supplied.
RADIOTHON: A fundraiser is hoping to raise $10,000 for seven-year-old Jack Kemp, who has a terminal and rare form of brain cancer. Image supplied.

A radiothon is aiming to raise $10,000 in 10 hours for seven-year-old Jack Kemp, who has been battling a rare form of brain cancer for four years, and his family.

The Thumbs Up for Jack fundraiser is hoping to raise $10,000 to help the family with medical and other associated costs to take the financial burden off during the time Jack has left.

Jack has had countless procedures on top of five major surgeries in the past four years with his final surgery four weeks ago extending his life.

Family friend Katherine Arthur said he moved out of the Adelaide Children's Hospital last week and into Ronald McDonald House.

She said he was terminal but the family hoped to get him home to spend the time they had left together as a family.

"You don't see all of the recovery or the associated costs... hopefully this can highlight those hidden costs," she said.

"The wear takes its toll."

Ms Arthur said a terminally ill child only allowed one parent to work, and the other to take time off, to drive or fly to Adelaide, pay for food and other costs away from home.

She said she hoped the community would support one of its own and donate to a worthy cause.

A GoFundMe page will go live on Thursday for online donations and to donate during the Magic 89.9 and 5CC radiothon from 6am to 4pm call 8682 5000.