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“It’s a great feeling, to give, it really is; it’s just a joy to be able to help people.”

Friday 17 December 2021

It was only natural that Rosemary brought her altruistic approach to life to addressing the problem that cancer posed as she watched it make more of an impact on the community.

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Taking on tobacco

Thursday 16 December 2021

50 years since first anti-tobacco ad aired on television. At the end of the 1960s, tobacco advertising was ubiquitous on Australian television, with a tobacco ad being run every eight minutes.

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Developing novel methods to monitor the marketing of products that increase the risk of cancer to children

Tuesday 14 December 2021

A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3 million Venture Grants research program.

 

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Research update: Protecting and empowering children’s and adolescents’ healthy food choices

Monday 13 December 2021

Child and adolescent-targeted food marketing has been closely scrutinised as a potential contributor to the obesity epidemic. Such food advertising influences children’s food preferences, purchases and consumption and is a probable casual factor in childhood obesity.

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Supporting people with cancer experiencing financial distress

Friday 10 December 2021

Financial distress can negatively affect quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

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“It’s got to be better.” Advocating for greater regional support

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Paul didn't mind the two hour commute from his regional hometown to Melbourne for his cancer treatment – but it was an entirely different story when it came to getting support.

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Introducing Martin – a Daffodil Circle member

For Martin, cancer came into his life at just 12 years of age, and it has had a profound impact on him ever since.

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One gift saved 20 million lives

George Frederick Carden imagined a future where there was a cure for cancer when he bequeathed 70,000 pounds (about $5 million in today’s money) back in 1945.

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What has been achieved over 85 years with help from people who left a gift in their Will

1936 - The ‘Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria’ is established by the Victorian Parliament. Our first meetings are chaired by the Lord Mayor at the Melbourne Town Hall. 

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