Where the money goes
A few words about Cancer Council SA
As the most well-known and trusted cancer charity in South Australia, assuming 46% of the total cancer charity market share – we do more than simply raise awareness. Lots more. Through our activities, we prevent, we advocate, we support – and we work towards a cancer free future through research projects. Activities include:
- Cancer questions. Call 13 11 20 – for all questions relating to all cancers. Qualified Cancer Council nurses and counsellors provide critical information and support services, ensuring no one goes through cancer alone.
- We provide a ‘home away from home’ at our Cancer Council Lodges – providing low cost accommodation for those people (and their loved ones) who are undergoing cancer treatment
- We provide transport to and from treatment centres.
- Dealing with cancer can present significant financial and legal challenges. Cancer Council SA can provide assistance to find relevant community and government resources that may be able to assist you financially or legally.
- We have the single largest source of funding for cancer research and infrastructure in South Australia with our Beat Cancer Project. For every $1 of our supporters’ donations invested in the Beat Cancer Project, $3 of research is undertaken, due to matched funding.
- We have highly valued prevention programs such as the SunSmart Schools program providing SA children with protection from over exposure to UV during school hours and education on best practice sun protection measures.
- Our support and research cannot continue without the generous donations from individuals, teams and organisations. There are lots of ways to be involved. In addition to the Beat Cancer Tour we have some of Australia’s largest fundraising events such as Ride for a Reason, Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day and Relay for Life. Collectively these events engage over ten thousand people every year.
- Our campaigns generate over $20 million dollars worth of advertising equivalent media value every year in South Australia alone, raising awareness of the fight against cancer.
- Our database alone contains over 300,000 people who have received our support, accessed our resources, donated to us, and volunteered for us, among other things – and it’s growing!