If you need to talk about cancer call 13 11 20
My world stopped the moment I was diagnosed with cancer.
But for all the grief which came with it, this pause also gave me time to appreciate all the beauty that existed in my world, that I’d been too busy to notice.
I made a promise to myself that for the rest of my life, no matter how much of it was left, I would do my best to savour the small moments of wonder.
Six years on, I am now teaching my son to do the same. To look for magic in the everyday and celebrate life and all its complexities”.Elle Halliwell, Journalist, Author and Cancer Council Ambassador
Protecting life’s moments, for life.
If there was anything positive to come out of my cancer journey, it would be my fresh outlook on life and my newfound purpose.Lily, adenoid cystic carcinoma survivor and Community Ambassador
Now, I talk to people when I’m taking them to their treatment and I say: be hopeful, think of the future – because there’s a chance that it will come good again one day.Steve, melanoma survivor and Transport to Treatment volunteer
Cancer Connect helps people keep moving forward and avoid feeling stuck in an unknown space. It’s empowering.Diane, breast cancer survivor and Cancer Connect volunteer
Cancer Council, it’s such a good organisation. There’s so much support they give for people going through this cancer journey.Wayne, living with prostate cancer and Community Ambassador
We're here for you, for life
If you need to talk about cancer, call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.
13 11 20: Supported by Dry July Foundation and you.
We are grateful to the Dry July Foundation for supporting Cancer Council for many years through the Dry July campaign. Since 2019, funds raised through Dry July have gone towards funding our vital 13 11 20 telephone support service where our specialists provide confidential cancer information to more than 37,000 callers across Australia each year. Without support from partners like the Dry July Foundation and our community, we couldn’t run vital services, such as 13 11 20, for people impacted by cancer and their loved ones. Find out more about Dry July.