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How you’ve made a difference in 2019/20

Thank you

For cancer patients and their families, the bushfires and the global COVID-19 pandemic have created additional pressures at what is already an incredibly difficult time.

It’s been an extraordinarily challenging year for all of us. Despite all the challenges 2020 has brought, we are so proud that we have been able to still be here for everyone affected by cancer.

And it’s all because of you. To all our volunteers, fundraisers, donors, and those who have supported us in any and every way – thank you.

We don’t know what the next year will bring. What we do know is that we can continue to rely on you, our wonderful supporters, to keep being there for people affected by cancer.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Thank you from our CEO

“We couldn’t have done the work that we do to help people affected by cancer, if not for the support we get from you – all of our supporters and the community around us.”

Because of you, in 2019/20:

$mwas invested in cancer research

nights of affordable accommodation for cancer patients and carers


trips made so cancer patients and carers could get to treatment


the number of times our cancer information podcasts were listened to


golf clubs protected their members from skin cancer

View more about our performance over time

This is how much you raised for people affected by cancer:


Thanks to you,  we’ve been able to continue supporting people impacted by cancer through COVID-19 in 2019/20, despite our fundraising income being down by almost half in the first three months of the pandemic.

Our emergency appeal in 2019/20 was our most successful appeal ever, raising more than $1.2 million.

But we’re not out of the woods just yet.

We are facing a much tougher challenge in fundraising over the next year, as we have had to stop, postpone or adapt much of our fundraising activity.

We need your support to continue providing our vital research and services to the people who need it most, now and into the future.

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Malcolm’s legacy

Thank you to everyone who chose to leave a gift in their will to Cancer Council last year. When Warwick’s father Malcolm died from cancer in March, he spoke to his family about leaving a gift in his will to Cancer Council. Warwick is now carrying on his beloved dad’s legacy, in the hope that one day, no one will have to face cancer like his dad did.

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Thank you to our benefactors

How we put the money to work

  • Total mission
  • Fundraising
  • Administration

Where the money comes from

  • Other income
  • Grants
  • Investments
  • Retail sun protection
  • Total fundraising

Download full financial report for 2019/20

Thank you to all the organisations who choose to support us.

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