January 2009

Thursday 1 January, 2009


Relay For Life kicks off 10th anniversary celebrations at Federation Square

Wednesday 28 January 2009
Relay For Life, our largest fundraising event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A public launch will be held at Federation Square, 8am-2pm, Thursday 26 February. Read more

Professor David Hill gets award for fighting all cancers

Monday 26 January 2009
Professor David Hill, the Director of the Cancer Council Victoria, has been honored with an Australia Day award for his work fighting cancer in Victoria, nationally and internationally. Read more

Volunteer to make a difference in the cancer fight

Wednesday 21 January 2009
Cancer Council Victoria is calling on Melbourne locals to help run its major fundraising events by volunteering to take calls from supporters on its Supporters Hotline. Read more

Australian Open fans: don't leave home without sun protection

Monday 19 January 2009
As Melbourne turns on the heat for the start of the Australian Open, tennis fans are being urged to get SunSmart while enjoying the action on court. Read more

Quit calls for bigger graphic health warnings

Monday 19 January 2009
More than 1 in 5 smokers believe the dangers of smoking are exaggerated, and half don't spontaneously identify lung cancer as a smoking-caused illness, according to new data. Read more

Share your experience in Cancer Council art exhibition

Tuesday 13 January 2009
Cancer Council Victoria is calling on all Australians who have been touched by cancer to share their experiences creatively by entering the Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards. Read more

Limited time left for free cervical cancer vaccine

Friday 9 January 2009
Time is running out for young Victorian women to access the free cervical cancer vaccine. The Australian Government funded catch-up program for females aged 12 to 26 ends on 30 June. Read more

See helpline billboard on Westgate Freeway

Monday 5 January 2009
The Cancer Council has secured ongoing FREE billboard advertising space to promote the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20. Read more

Arts Awards 2009: Now's your chance to enter

Monday 5 January 2009
A community event that promotes hope for people facing life after a cancer experience, the Arts Awards is open to artists of all standards. Entries are accepted in visual art, short story, film, poetry, Indigenous art, and children's writing and art. Read more