Daffodil Day: Working towards a cancer-free future

FUNDS: The Cancer Council is working hard towards a cancer-free future, with fund-raising a key component in their programs and research.
FUNDS: The Cancer Council is working hard towards a cancer-free future, with fund-raising a key component in their programs and research.

ADVERTISING FEATURE

In Australia today, there are more than 1.1 million people either living with cancer or who’ve survived a diagnosis.

It seems we all know someone who has been touched by cancer. It’s a disease that doesn’t rest, and for that very reason, neither does the Cancer Council.

There are many programs in place including: 

Research

The Council funds more ground-breaking cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. In 2016 alone, together with its research partners, it invested over $65 million in reducing the impact cancer has on Australians.

Prevention

The Cancer Council has prevented countless cancer cases and continues to help reduce Australians’ cancer risk by encouraging participation in early detection programs and cancer-smart, healthy lifestyle choices.Thanks to the SunSmart program in schools, more than 1.3 million kids are protected against the harmful effects of UV.

This advertising feature was sponsored  by:

St John of God hospital - www.sjog.org.au/bendigo

The Bendigo Cancer Support Group -http://www.bendigocancersupport.com.au/

Support

It offers a number of support services for everyone affected by cancer, and just last year, over 46,000 people were helped via  the 13 11 20 support line. Trained nurses and support staff provided practical information and emotional support to those who needed it.

Advocacy

The Cancer Council regularly calls on government to take action on reducing cancer risk and improving access to treatment and care. For example, for the past 15 years it has been urging governments to introduce a national bowel cancer screening program. The program is now almost complete and is expected to save at least 75,000 lives over the next 25 years.

Disbursement -The Cancer Council shows where your fundraising dollars go.

$5 Helps give support and information resources to five people affected by cancer

$20 Helps protect 10 children from potentially harmful sun exposure through the SunSmart school program.

$50 Makes sure there’s a cancer nurse available on 13 11 20 to offer practical information and emotional support to callers.

$230 Provides a financial assistance grant to someone with cancer experiencing severe financial difficulties, to help them travel to their treatments, pay their rent or keep the lights on.

$900 Funds a high-performing science student working in a research lab for three weeks, enabling them to conduct ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Myths busted - Sort cancer fact from fiction and brush up on your cancer knowledge ahead of Daffodil Day at Cancer Council’s iheard website.