Cancer Council is a non-government, community-funded organisation. Our research funding, prevention programs and support services for people affected by cancer are made possible through the support of the Australian community through donations, bequests, fundraising and volunteering.
Our corporate and workplace giving partners are vitally important supporters of our work. We also receive income from sales and royalties of Cancer Council's range of sun protection products.
Cancer Council Australia coordinates national corporate support, merchandise and marketing materials for our iconic nation-wide fundraising events: Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in May, Daffodil Day in August and Girls’ Night In and Pink Ribbon Day in October. We also manage the digital fundraising platform and provide digital marketing support for Relay For Life. In 2016 Cancer Council Australia also once again co-hosted the Emeralds & Ivy Ball with Ronan Keating, raising funds for our Forgotten Cancers Project.
Subscriptions from our member organisations, the state and territory Cancer Councils, cover the cost of our operational activities. Income from fundraising events, donations, corporate partnerships and the sale of licensed sun protection products, is directed to our members each quarter to help fund their education, research and patient support programs.
Cancer Council Australia does not receive any ongoing government funding, only funding for specific projects.
This page was last updated on: Thursday, March 23, 2017