Improving quality of life.
How you’ve made a difference in 2020/21
COVID-19 has been particularly challenging for families impacted by cancer, but your support has ensured these families receive information and support when they needed it the most.
You’ve provided a place for people to go when they have questions about cancer
This year, our 13 11 20 Information and Support team received 10,870 calls and emails from people affected by cancer, health professionals and the general public.
Read Bridget’s story
“It would have been a completely different story if I hadn’t reached out. That support was life-saving.”
– Bridget Montague, cervical cancer survivor
What’s next: We’re listening
We want to make sure you are getting the right information and support at the right time. To make this happen, the first step is for us to listen and ask what you need. In October 2021, our unmet needs survey will go out to those within NSW who have been affected by cancer. We’ll be looking carefully at your answers so we can enhance our existing services, create new ones and ensure we are meeting your needs throughout the cancer experience and beyond.
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 grew up with Slip Slop Slap, and I’m intelligent enough to know the dangers, but I always thought it wouldn’t happen to me.” – Principal Matt Kean, living with melanoma
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 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.