Why Fundraise

WHY FUNDRAISE

We ask that you make your walk count and start fundraising to support Cancer Council.

By fundraising and donating, you will help fund cancer research, advocacy, prevention programs, information and support.

If you haven't set up your fundraising page, click here

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HOW WE PUT YOUR FUNDS TO WORK

Cancer Research

$148 million has been invested over the past 10 years in Research in NSW.

Our research:

  • Has provided critical information about cervical screening in our population, supporting Australia’s renewed National Cervical Screening Program.
  • Found that 83,800 lives could be saved if 60% of Australians participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
  • Determined a 20% tax on sugary drinks has the potential to reduce consumption, save lives and have wider economic benefits.

 

Advocacy

We help communities identify issues that matter to them, and together, we campaign for improvements in the treatment and care of people with cancer and public health initiatives to help prevent cancer

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Prevention Programs

Our early detection and prevention programs aim to help people quit smoking, protect themselves from the sun, eat healthier foods and engage in physical activity to reduce the risk of cancer.

900,000+ children across NSW are protected from the harmful effects of the sun while at school and childcare services because of our SunSmart Program.

Information and Support

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More than 12,200 Australians contact the Cancer Councils for information and advice from our specialist cancer professionals each year, through Cancer Council 13 11 20.

We know how important it is for people to be able to access reliable information about cancer at the time they need it and, in a place, and format that is right for them.

To achieve this, we created a series of 10 podcasts this year, called The Thing about Cancer. The podcasts provide a new and engaging way for people to access trusted information and are particularly helpful for those who are too fatigued to read, have low literacy levels, or simply prefer to listen rather than read.

Our Understanding Cancer series continues to provide information about cancer through booklets, fact sheets, online content, CDs and DVDs. The series includes over 85 clinically reviewed information resources, including 51 printed booklets. In 2016/17, we distributed 199,040 printed resources and a further 19,179 were downloaded from our website. In addition, we have expanded our range of ebooks to 22 editions.

We have 19 Cancer Council Information Services (CCIS) located in hospitals and treatment centres across NSW, providing free information and access to support services for people with cancer, their families and carers.

Practical assistance

Thousands of Australian families are supported through our pro bono legal and financial assistance programs.

Patient transport

Cancer Councils coordinate a network of cancer support groups, services and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers.

For more information visit cancercouncil.com.au

Note: You may think that your registration fee contributes to the wonderful work that Cancer Council does however, your registration fee only pays for the cost of staging the event - including event logistics, Village entertainment, signage, traffic management, toilets and security.
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