April 2016

Do It For CancerDo It For Cancer is a community fundraising initiative that supports people like you to fundraise any way you like.

Simply pick a fundraising idea that works for you, register your event, and we’ll support you to make your fundraiser a success!

Whatever you choose, just know that the money you raise goes towards Cancer Council NSW’s research, prevention programs, support services and advocacy.

See where the money goes.


Relay For LifeThe Autumn season of Relay For Life is well underway with 18 events across all Regions so far.

Relay For Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them.

Relay also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

Visit this page to learn more about Relay, how to become involved, read personal stories of hope, and gain access to tools that will assist you in being part of Relay For Life.


Message from CEO Jim L’Estrange


For 23 years, many of you as volunteers have helped raise awareness and valuable dollars for Cancer Council NSW by being Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts.

This year’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea campaign, with the theme of “Gather, Share, Give”, was officially launched last week. We were lucky to have Catherine Guinta and Nancy Sherry, two of our most longstanding hosts and highest fundraisers, speak at the launch and share their experiences.

If you’re one of our regular hosts, thank you for your continuing support. If you’ve not hosted a tea before, I really encourage you to get involved – gather your friends, family or workmates, share a cuppa and tasty treats, and give support to those affected by cancer.

Visit our website for more information, tips and resources to help you get organised.

Jim L’Estrange


Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea


Australia's Biggest Morning Tea


Take part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in May or June and help beat cancer.

Hold a morning tea in your workplace, community or home to raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention programs, support services and advocacy.


We will send you a host kit with all the information, tips and tools you need to make it easy.


Cancer stories

Sharing your cancer experiences can provide comfort and courage to others whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Your story can also help Cancer Council NSW raise awareness of cancer prevention and help in our efforts to raise much needed funds for our work in cancer research, prevention programs, support services and advocacy.

Read real life cancer stories here.

Please get in touch with Emma at emmaw@nswcc.org.au if you’d like to share your story about why you became involved with Cancer Council NSW.


Healthy lifestyles … from Cancer Council Conversations blog 

Health Star Ratings: making shopping easier and healthierorganic food and cancer

Lunch box safety

Will organic food help reduce your risk of cancer?

Are you cancer smart?

Afternoon tea the healthy way


Updated ‘Understanding Cancer’ books

cancer finances coverVisit here to learn about recently updated books in the ‘Understanding Cancer’ series, and link through to more information about the full range of publications.

If English is not your first language, find Cancer Council NSW publications here in seven other languages.


Regional news

Metro Sydney

Greater Western Sydney

Hunter Central Coast

Northern NSW

Western NSW

Southern NSW


JunkbustersFed up with junk food marketing that targets your kids? Want to speak out but not sure how?

Tell us about it! The current regulatory environment of junk food marketing to children is complicated.

Junkbusters makes it easier for concerned parents to complain about inappropriate junk food marketing.

Voice your concerns here.


Cancer Directory Website

Australia’s cancer care publications website. Current. Credible. Complete.

Cancer Directory Website provides the Australian community and health professionals with a credible and comprehensive online directory of trusted Australian cancer care publications and resources published since 2008.

The website provides direct links to resources on other websites that meet quality criteria determined by Cancer Council NSW.

Over 500 are translated by accredited NAATI organisations into 56 languages.

For more information about Cancer Directory, click here.


Staying safe while volunteering … a continuing series

Perth Dip WHS safety first2Cancer Council NSW events are the subject of Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations applying in NSW and Australia.

For instance, an event location is a Cancer Council NSW workplace, as are the places where Relay For Life Committee Meetings are held.

Learn more about this topic here.


Contact us

Email volunteervacancies@nswcc.org.au or call 13 11 20 for all volunteer enquiries.

Forward all feedback and contributions to volunteervoice@nswcc.org.au.

To contact any of the Cancer Council NSW Regional Offices click on the link.