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Rachael and son Riordan

Since you passed in August

Thursday 23 May 2019

Mum, I’m living by what you’ve taught me and am doing well.

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Supporters

Thank you for all that you do

Monday 22 July 2019

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

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Supporters

Thank you for all that you do

Wednesday 22 May 2019

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

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Rachael and Aaron

We shared the same fear

Friday 17 May 2019

Last year Aaron lost the love of his life to cancer. This is the eulogy he never wanted to give.

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Walking Stars

How much is too much alcohol?

Monday 13 May 2019

The link between alcohol and cancer is sobering, and widely unknown among Australians. Fear not, we’ve got some tips to help you cut back consumption without ditching your social life.

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Research into low survival cancers is receiving consistent funding.

Shining a light on forgotten cancers

Monday 13 May 2019

Victorian research into low survival cancers is receiving additional funding – including a world-first lung cancer project announced in March.

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Adele with her mum Rachael

A letter to mum on Mother's Day

Friday 10 May 2019

As Mother’s Day rolls around again I want you to know how cherished and admired you are. Adele, 14.

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Managing the costs of cancer

Friday 10 May 2019

The financial burden of cancer has been discussed at length recently. But what exactly are the costs of cancer, and what is the impact on Australian cancer patients and their families?

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Jodie and her family on holiday

“If we just accept what is, then nothing changes”

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Cancer has had a massive impact on Jodie’s life. That’s why each year she hosts an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at her workplace – because she knows that every cent raised helps drive change.

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How we helped in 2018

How we helped in 2018

Monday 29 April 2019

A cancer diagnosis changes lives. It can be difficult to make sense of it all and find answers to the many concerns that arise. Hear from Kaitlyn about her experience using our Wig Service, just one way we help support patients and families.

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Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest – do the test.

Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest – do the test

Monday 29 April 2019

If you’re aged 50-74, you will receive a bowel cancer screening kit every two years. Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, but if found early, 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated. Do the test, it could save your life.

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Unpacking the costs of cancer

Unpacking the costs of cancer

Monday 29 April 2019

The financial burden of cancer has been discussed at length during this year’s federal election campaign. But what are the costs of cancer, and the impact on cancer patients and their families?

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Thank you for our headscarves

Thank you for our headscarves

Monday 29 April 2019

We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response we received following a social media post. We asked for head scarf donations towards our Wig Service, and now there are enough that we can distribute to health services across Victoria and share the gift.

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Supporters

Thank you for all that you do

Thursday 28 March 2019

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

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Walking Stars

Thank you to our first ever Walking Stars

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Cancer Council supporters raised over $280,000 for vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services as part of the first ever Walking Stars event.

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