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.

Our research:

  • Has provided critical information about cervical screening in our population, supporting Australia’s renewed National Cervical Screening Program.
  • We 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 develop campaigns aimed at creating changes in the system to reduce cancer risks and improve services for all Australians

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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.

12,900+ parents are helping protect their children from cancer by getting them to eat more fruit and vegetables, thanks to our Eat It To Beat It 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.

199,000+ Understanding Cancer resources were distributed, ensuring have access to reliable and easy-to-understand cancer information.

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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