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Thank you for all that you do

Thursday 30 January 2020

Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.

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Lynne from Benalla has Thyroid cancer

Help ease the burden

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Pensioner, Lynne travels long distances for thyroid cancer treatment and says accommodation support would help.

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Jake died of pancreatic cancer at 35

His death should have been a lot easier

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Jill watched her son Jake die of pancreatic cancer at only 35. When Jill was later diagnosed with melanoma, his awful experience meant Jill was ready to refuse treatment. 

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Helen enjoying the park with one of her kids

Research is the reason I'm still here today

Thursday 9 January 2020

Helen was diagnosed with osteosarcoma twice as a child. Research kept her alive through two intense treatment processes. She wants to say thank you for funding research into new treatments.

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A brighter future for the forgotten cancers

Wednesday 29 January 2020

In wonderful news, cancer survival rates increased in 2019. But with some cancers being left behind, efforts are being made to make sure everyone can share in the progress.

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Natasha with her family at Walking Stars

All-star support for Natasha’s cancer journey

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Walking a half marathon – 21km! –  is no easy feat. But for leukaemia survivor Natasha, it was just one step on her cancer journey – and a way to give back to those who’d helped her through it.

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Dr Nicholas Clemons with his research team

Australia leading the way in cancer survival

Wednesday 30 October 2019

New research has shown that people in affected by cancer in Australia have the best chance of survival in the world. That's an amazing achievement, but thanks to research going on each day right here in Victoria, these rates are only getting better.

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The 2010 St Paul's Relay For Life team

Relay For Life teaches the freedom to feel

Tuesday 10 December 2019

The St Paul’s grade six Relay For Life team are an impressive group of kids. They organise each fundraising activity, and earn every dollar raised. But teacher Maria’s encouragement and passion for the cause has made it what it is today.

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Helen is so thankful she took the bowel cancer screening test

How Helen saved her own life

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Even though she felt perfectly healthy, Helen took her bowel cancer screening test. It's lucky she did; it may have saved her life.

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Thank you for all you did in 2019

Wednesday 18 December 2019

In 2019, you made such a wonderful contribution to a cancer free future.

Thank you for all that you did this year. It's so inspiring to be able to work with people who share the same commitment and vision that we do.

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Jenni and her daughters

It's not equal for everybody

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Cancer patient, Jenni's seen first hand how out-of-pocket costs vary according to the doctor, hospital, treatment, private health fund, policy and the policy excess.

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Bowel cancer survivor James

The initial diagnosis was horrendous

Tuesday 28 January 2020

James says the bowel cancer screening test may sound unappealing, but it's nothing compared to the emotional, physical and financial consequences of finding out you have cancer.

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Nathan with his family at Relay For Life

Thanks to research, Nathan recovered from bone cancer

Monday 9 December 2019

Although he's not yet able to run again following surgery, Nathan's determined to take on a challenge and give back to those who’ve supported him, and to raise money for cancer research.

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Bone cancer treatment through the generations

Monday 25 November 2019

Bone cancer research has come a long way over the years, however treatment can still leave patients with lifelong effects. But with Associate Professor Christine Hawkins behind the latest round of research, the prognosis is looking more positive than it ever has.

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Kelly's painful past and dreams for the future

Thursday 21 November 2019

After bone cancer treatment left Kelly infertile, she needed IVF to realise her dream of being a mum. Now Kelly’s biggest wish is that her little girl will never have to experience the pain and lasting impact of cancer treatment.

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