In May, we celebrated a special milestone with the 30th birthday of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
When this event started 30 years ago, the five-year cancer survival rate was just 52 per cent. Today it has risen to 71 per cent, thanks largely to the investment in research, prevention, and awareness campaigns that you, our wonderful supporters, have helped fund over the years.
“On behalf of Cancer Council Victoria, I would like to thank all the hosts, supporters, and morning tea champions everywhere for making the 30th birthday morning tea a wonderful success, and for wholeheartedly embracing this special event over the past 30 years,” said Professor Jeremy Millar, Chair of Cancer Council Victoria.
“Thanks to you, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has become a beloved event on the calendar, providing an opportunity to come together in support of those affected by cancer, and serving as a rallying cry for donations to advance cancer research and save lives.”
The commitment and enthusiasm brought by the many hosts across the state is truly heart-warming. Kym Walker, who shared her cancer story in support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, chose to host her way with a night of music and laughter.
“The line-up of comedians had a blast telling their stories and providing an opportunity for everyone to laugh and appreciate life. We played games that brought people back to their childhood – pass the parcel, writing and drawing on the tables, and sharing snacks,” shared Kym.
“Raising $14,000 was amazing but comes second to seeing the sheer joy on the faces of people from my own community, laughing and having a wonderful time together, connecting and sharing happiness.”
Thank you to the more than 5200 morning tea hosts around the state! Over $3M was raised.