Breakthrough Bulletin

First published in 1957, our corporate newsletter Breakthrough Bulletin (formerly Cancer News) is currently published bi-annually and sent to around 25,000 households. Subscribe to our email list for notifications of each issue. 


Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper Message from our CEO

I wanted to take this opportunity to dedicate this edition of Breakthrough Bulletin to our 80th anniversary. The people are what I think makes Cancer Council Victoria such a fantastic organisation to be part of, from our staff, our researchers, our volunteers and importantly, our supporters.

SunSmart - The original Sid the Seagull from the 1980s Celebrating 80 years

2016 marks a very special year for Cancer Council Victoria, it sees us celebrate our 80th anniversary, a milestone that prompts reflection on the changes we have seen through our collective efforts. Let's take a walk down memory lane.

Danielle Piralis, Forgotten Cancers Project participant Danielle - Forgotten Cancers Project participant

Danielle was just 38 years old when she was told by her doctor that she was pregnant and had chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Sadly, a few days later, Danielle suffered a miscarriage. Danielle still has many unanswered questions related to her CLL diagnosis, and whether her loss was a result of CLL. In an effort to find the answers to help others in a similar situation in future, Danielle has taken part in our Forgotten Cancers Project.

Kilojoule labelling Growing concern: obesity link to cancer

In an effort to tackle the alarming obesity rate in Victoria, we are pleased to announce that after 5 years of advocating alongside other health organisations, a bill has passed to introduce mandatory kilojoule labelling on packaging for fast food outlets and supermarkets, to help consumers make more informed decisions.

Chris Legge Chris’ gift for the future

We meet Chris Legge, a long term supporter of Cancer Council Victoria, and a Bequestor. Read more about his decision and how you too can leave a gift in your Will.

Cancer Council Fundraising Events Get involved

26 May our much loved Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is back for its 23rd year. It’s the time of year when cups of tea and home baked treats are shared in an effort to raise funds in the fight against cancer. For people looking to get active for a good cause, Run Melbourne is on 24 July with participants running or walking 5km or more. Finally, Tuxedo Junction is the perfect opportunity to wine and dine with some dancing to top it off.

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Updated: 08 Sep, 2015