You’re changing lives.
How you’ve made a difference in 2019/20
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:
Reducing cancer risk
Every year in Australia, about 44,000 cancer cases are diagnosed that could have been prevented. But you are changing this.
“I’ve always been careful with my kids in the sun, but after my melanoma we’ve been even more careful. It’s so important that we protect our kids.” - Stacey, melanoma survivor
Increasing cancer survival
No one should have to die from cancer. Thanks to you, in 2019/20, we invested $19.8 million into world-class 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.
“The financial stress was worse than the stress about dying. Cancer Council helped reimburse me for the petrol I used getting to and from Sydney and helped pay for my accommodation. It 100% took a load off my mind.” – Ryan Channells, father of two
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.
To help address the burden of tobacco-related cancers among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we partnered with community for our Tackling Tobacco program, and the 2019 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference.
Who we are
In what’s been a challenging year for many, our commitment to be an Inspirational Place to Volunteer and Work has remained strong.
Over the past year, the delivery of key initiatives has contributed to our employee retention efforts, and we’ve seen our employee voluntary turnover halve in the last five years.
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.
How we put the money to work
- Total mission
Where the money comes from
- Other income
- Retail sun protection
- Total fundraising