Give up your gifts to help free the future of cancer

Yes, I'll give up my gifts!

Want to make giving more meaningful? We've got you covered!

The best gift of all is the feeling that you’re helping people in need! Tell your friends not to worry about what to get for your big day and donate instead towards cancer research and treatment. Setting up your very own page only takes a minute online.

Give up your birthday gifts

Whether you love birthdays or would prefer to skip them, you can use them to help us create a future without cancer.

Ask your friends and family to donate what they would have spent on your birthday present, or suggest that they donate your age in dollars. Simply set up your fundraising page, send it around and your gifts will become a gift for others.

Give up your wedding, engagement or anniversary gifts

Rather than receive another toaster, get your loved ones to make a donation on your behalf in lieu of presents.

Give up your Christmas gifts

Why not set up a Christmas fundraiser, and ask your friends and family to donate to Cancer Council instead of buying you a present?

The holiday season should always be joyful, and instead this year, it's going to be so tough for people affected by cancer. But you can help.

Every single dollar is so important for funding vital support services and research into more effective treatment for people facing cancer.

David and Alicia's birthday bash

After David survived Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he and his wife Alicia decided to give up their 30th birthdays and hosted an 80s themed party.

“We thought that given what I’d been through, it was a great opportunity to raise some money for Cancer Council”, David told us. “It’s something that hits at the core of people and they’re happy to help.”

“We really didn’t want or need presents. And I think if people are going to spend money, you may as well put it towards a worthwhile cause,” Alicia added.

David and Alicia asked their guests to make a donation in lieu of giving presents and raised $8,735.