Reducing cancer risk.
How you’ve made a difference in 2020/21
181,003 people were inspired to create healthy recipes for the whole family by visiting the Healthy Lunch Box website.
Cancer Council’s regional survey
In 2020, the NSW Parliament announced a formal inquiry, investigating the inequalities in health outcomes between people in regional and metropolitan NSW, including a specific focus on cancer and access to cancer care. This created an opportunity for Cancer Council to give a voice to people impacted by cancer across NSW.
What’s next: Protecting children and young people from e-cigarettes
E-cigarette use is rising in Australia – in particular, among young adults and adolescents. In the second half of the year, January – June 2021, 54,556 illegal e-cigarette products were seized from retailers statewide. This is a 114% increase compared to the first half of the year, with 25,444 products seized in July-December 2020. In the year ahead, we’ll be undertaking a research project to examine awareness, perceptions, attitudes, related knowledge and behaviour of e-cigarette use among teachers, parents and young people aged 14-17 in NSW. This research will report on the extent of use, harms and perceptions amongst young people, informing policy makers on interventions to prevent adolescents and young adults taking up nicotine e-cigarettes and, ultimately, reduce the risks and harm caused by them in NSW.
Increasing cancer survival
No one should have to die from cancer. Thanks to you, in 2020/21, we enabled $16.8 million of world-class cancer research, that is improving the way cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
“If it wasn’t for the Re-engage program, I wouldn’t be here. It changed my life completely – I wish I’d done it sooner.” – Dave Cassar, Childhood cancer survivor
Improving quality of life
Because of your support, no one needs to go through cancer alone – no matter where they live in NSW.
“I know it would have been a completely different story if I hadn’t reached out and called 13 11 20. That support was life-saving.” – Bridget Montague, cervical cancer survivor
Improving outcomes for priority populations
We know that there are communities experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease and poorer cancer outcomes. You’re helping address this.
As part of our commitment to improve outcomes for priority populations, we’ve been focusing on raising awareness of and increasing screening participation in the community.
Who we are
Following another challenging year responding to the impacts of COVID-19, our commitment to be an Inspirational Place to Volunteer and Work has remained strong.
We’ve made significant achievements in key priority areas including our Diversity & Inclusion strategy, environmental sustainability initiatives, and employee engagement and satisfaction scores.
This year, we continued to grow and strengthen our valued partnerships with our corporate partners, trusts and foundations, beneficiary partners and major donors who are committed to our vision of a cancer free future.