See how your donations help achieve a
cancer free future
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Cancer survival rates have increased 20% in the last 20 years thanks to improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment.
We’re providing funding to 292 researchers for 72 projects in 18 different institutions, finding ways to improve cancer outcomes across the cancer journey – from prevention and early detection, to treatment and survivorship.
$18.7minvested in cancer research in 2017/18
$153minvested in the
past 10 years
Prevention is one of the most effective ways of achieving a cancer free future.
schools and childcare services
people have visited our Healthy Lunch Box. This number is growing every day and helps parents pack over 2,500 lunches in their child’s school life.
community service organisations have participated in Tackling Tobacco to help their clients quit smoking and improve their health and wellbeing
are protected from the harmful
effects of the sun while at school
and childcare services thanks
to our SunSmart Program.
Information and Support
We assist people as they navigate the cancer journey, easing their emotional and practical burdens and helping them make informed decisions.
Our Transport to Treatment drivers
made 22,138 trips, covering almost
1,000,000 km across NSW to help
cancer patients and their
carers get to treatment.
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This service offers cancer
patients, carers, families
and the community the
support of speaking to a
professional, to find out
more about cancer and
available support services.
$15.6 million worth of professional assistance was provided through our Pro Bono Program, helping over 6,300 people affected by cancer in NSW with legal, financial, workplace and small business advice.
Understanding Cancer resources were distributed enabling people affected by cancer to access reliable and easy-to-understand cancer information.
Supporting the community to advocate for change can result in significant
improvements in legislation, public policy and funding to reduce cancer risk
and improve cancer care.
Our continued campaigning
and our network of over
38,000+ CanAct Community
supporters have led to
some amazing wins!
Thank you to all of our 23,000+
community supporters and volunteers for
donating their time to our events, programs,
research and projects, and to all the generous
people who give us money by fundraising, and
through donations, events and bequests.
With your generosity and support, together
we can achieve a cancer free future.
These facts and figures are from the 2017/18 financial year. To find out more please refer to our Annual Report.