A statement from Cancer Council Victoria CEO, Todd Harper.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Stynes from cancer.
Mr Stynes was a truly extraordinary individual who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others, from the people involved with the Melbourne Football Club, to the young people he inspired at Reach, and of course the lives of his family and friends.
Mr Stynes' willingness to share his experience highlighted the ongoing impact that living with advanced cancer can have on a person, their family and their community.
Our thoughts go out to Jim's family, particularly his wife Samantha and his two young children.
If you have questions about any type of cancer or wish to access free information and support, we encourage you to call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 where you can talk to an experienced cancer nurse.