How your fundraising helps
Cancer Council brings together Australia's leading state and territory cancer organisations.
Our vision is to minimise the threat of cancer through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research. To realise our vision Cancer Council undertakes a broad range of activities.
Cancer Council is community funded and we know it's important for you to see how we spend your hard earned fundraising dollars. Through your Do It For Cancer fundraising you are doing your bit for a cancer-free future. We believe that together we will beat cancer!
Here's how we put your funds to work
In the past 5 years, our supporters have funded over $250 million of research
Cancer Council is the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia and thousands of Australians are alive today because of cancer research made possible by people like you.
Information and support
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More than 100,000 Australians contact the Cancer Councils for information and advice each year, through Cancer Council 13 11 20.
Thousands of Australian families are supported through our pro bono legal and financial assistance programs.
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.
Advocacy and prevention
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.
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.