See how your donations help achieve a
Australianlives have been
by improvements in cancer
prevention, screening and
treatment over the past 20 years.
Research is fundamental to unlocking the answers for a cancer-free future.
$15.2minvested in cancer research in 2016/17
$148minvested in the
past 10 years
Prevention is one of the most effective ways of achieving a cancer-free future.
parents participated in our
Eat It To Beat It program,
helping protect their
children from cancer
by getting them
to eat more
fruit and veg.
participating in Tackling
Tobacco and helping their
clients to quit smoking.
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 20,296 trips, covering more
than 800,000km across NSW
to help cancer patients and
their carers get to treatment.
13 11 20 for
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.
$1.5m worth of assistance was provided for free through our Pro Bono Legal & Financial Program, helping 864 people in NSW with legal, financial and workplace 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
26,500+ CanAct Community
supporters have led to
some amazing wins!
Thank you to all of our 28,100+
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 2016/17 financial year. To find out more please refer to our Annual Report.
See how your donations help beat cancer
We work across every aspect of every cancer.
more Australians are alive today
who would have otherwise died from cancer over 20 years ago.
This is due to continuing investment into research, which has resulted in improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatments.