Walk 28km through some of Sydney's most scenic locations and raise funds for a cancer free future.
This year in NSW, more than 47,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. All funds raised go directly to research, advocacy, prevention and support for people as they go through their cancer journey.
ABOUT CANCER COUNCIL
We believe in a cancer free future. There are things that we can all do every day to help make this happen. Together with our volunteers, supporters, stakeholders and staff, we are committed to reducing the impact of cancer on individuals and the community, and to lessening the burden for people affected by cancer.
Every year in NSW alone, more than 47,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed, and the impact on families, carers and communities is significant. Cancer Council is the only charity to work across every area of every cancer, from research to prevention and support. We help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship.
You can help support Cancer Council by registering for 7 Bridges Walk and raising funds with friends and family for a cancer free future.
How we put your funds to work:
With your help, here's what we achieved last year.
Thanks to our generous supporters we contributed $19.8 million to cancer research, funding 241 researchers, 67 projects and 19 institutions.
Cancer Council is the leading independent funder of cancer research in Australia, and thousands of Australians are alive today because of cancer research made possible by people like you.
Advocacy and Prevention
Our early detection and prevention programs help people quit smoking, protect themselves from the sun, eat healthier and take part in physical activity to reduce the risk of cancer. In the last year alone:
- 183 golf clubs across the NSW community participated in our Improve Your Long Game program, promoting good sun protection practices among golfers.
- 82% of primary schools in NSW participated in our SunSmart Program, helping protect students from over-exposure to UV radiation.
We know that sometimes government policies do not reflect available evidence about cancer prevention and access to care and treatment. We bring evidence and people together to help influence changes in policy, funding and legislation. 45,903 NSW advocates are part of our CanAct Community influencing what politicians do about cancer.
Information and support
In 2019/20, we received 11,838 calls and emails to 13 11 20 for information and support from our healthcare professionals.
Across our NSW communities:
- We provided $1,021,197 worth of financial assistance payments to help reduce financial stress for people affected by cancer.
- We provided 23,816 nights of affordable accommodation, so that cancer patients and carers could stay close to treatment centres.
- Our Transport to Treatment drivers made 19,070 trips to help 21,647 cancer patients and carers get to treatment centres and hospitals.
- 51,479 people received face-to-face information or support at a Cancer Council Information Service.
- We helped 10 survivors and carers adjust to life after cancer through our ENRICHing Survivorship program.
- 537 people were helped with cleaning and gardening services through our Home Help payment assistance program.