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Daffodil Day volunteers

We want you! Calling all volunteers for Daffodil Day

Tuesday 6 June 2017
By volunteering this Daffodil Day, you’ll be making an incredible difference to the 31,628 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each year. Every dollar from every pin, pen, and bear sold counts and will ensure Cancer Council Victoria can continue its important work in cancer research, prevention and support. Read more
Living with Cancer Education Program

Connecting with others

Thursday 13 April 2017
The Living with Cancer Education Program helps people make sense of cancer in a safe and informal environment. These programs facilitated by local health professionals provide an opportunity to connect with others in similar circumstances. A positive outcome from this Program has seen the start of the Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group. Read more
Rochelle Serry, Cancer Connect volunteer

Thank you to our volunteers

Thursday 13 April 2017
National volunteer Week (8–14 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Rochelle Serry is one of our trained volunteers with the phone-based peer support program Cancer Connect and we thank her for her time and enthusiasm. Read more about why she continues to be involved with the program. Read more
Healthy Living after Cancer

Health Living after Cancer boosts health

Thursday 13 April 2017
The results of a new study suggest that people who participate in our free phone-based Healthy Living after Cancer program see positive changes to their diet and physical health. So far, we have found that participants increased their physical activity along with intake of fruits and vegetables and on average have decreased their body mass index. Read more
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday 13 April 2017
Get your aprons on, open up your doors and put the kettle on - Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is back for 2017. Hosting a morning tea is a delicious and fun way to raise vital funds for Cancer Council's important work in cancer research, prevention, and support. Register now to receive your free host kit. Read more
New Medical Decision Making Laws

New medical decision making laws webinar

Thursday 16 February 2017
The way Victorians plan for medical treatment decision making and advance care planning has now changed with introduction of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016. A free webinar on how these changes impact you and your family will be held on Tuesday 21 February, available on any computer or mobile device. Read more
Cancer Information and Support Service

How we helped in 2016

Thursday 16 February 2017
World Cancer Day on 4 February was a time to reflect how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. The Cancer Information and Support Service team work together with partners across Victoria to help support those affected by cancer Read more

Keeping breast cancer survivors active

Thursday 16 February 2017
Trying to get active after completing treatment for breast cancer? The ACTIVATE Trial at Cancer Council Victoria is looking at a new way to help breast cancer survivors become more active using wearable fitness technologies. Take part in this exciting new project and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Read more
Dry July 2016

Thank you Dry July

Thursday 16 February 2017
Thank you to all Dry July participants who took the challenge in 2016 to give up alcohol for one month. It was a grand fundraising effort, and as a result, Cancer Council Victoria can embark on three projects which aim to provide support to reduce the burden of cancer. Read more
Katherine Lane, Nurse Manager - Cancer Council 13 11 20

Q&A: Katherine Lane, Nurse Manager - Cancer Council 13 11 20

Thursday 16 February 2017
Katherine is the Nurse Manager of Cancer Council 13 11 20 and has always specialized in oncology nursing. From her years of experience in caring for cancer patients, her role now allows her to provide the emotional and practical support that was challenging to offer in a busy clinical setting. Read more
Special occasions and celebrations with cancer

Publication profile: Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet

Thursday 15 December 2016

Need practical tips to help you get through the holiday season? Our new Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet provides suggestions and support to help people affected by cancer manage expectations and look after themselves.

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Victorian-first curriculum-aligned resources launched to help teachers and students learn about youth vaping harms

Teachers of year 7-10 students will now have access to a range of new vaping education resources designed to teach young people about the dangers of vaping and help create healthy communities. Read more
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