Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Campaign helps raises funds in support of the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of women’s cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research.
Cancer Council NSW
We believe that we can and will beat cancer. There are things that we can all do every day to help make this happen. Every year in NSW alone, more than 37,500 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed, and the impact on families, carers and communities is significant. Our goal is to reduce deaths from cancer by 50% over the next 20 years. Together with our volunteers, supporters, stakeholders and staff, we are committed to reducing the impact of cancer on individuals and the community, and to lessening the burden for people affected by cancer.
We are the only organisation that works across every area of every cancer:
- conducting and funding world-class research that underpins our work in preventing cancer
- supporting people as they navigate the cancer journey
- advocating to ensure that governments take action on cancer.
We are there not only for those touched by cancer today, but to prevent and manage cancer into the future.
We are a member of Cancer Council Australia, together with Cancer Councils from every state and territory across Australia. Cancer Council NSW is an independent charity and 97% community funded. Our unique combination of local program delivery, community engagement and national influence enables everyone who cares about cancer to make the biggest possible difference.
How your support helps
Every day in Australia, around 50 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer and sadly, every day around 12 Australian women will die from a women's cancer.
The five year survival rate for breast cancer increased by 17% from 1982 to 2012, and the five year survival rate for women with a gynaecological cancer increased by 7% in the same period. This increase in survivors of breast and gynaecological cancers is thanks to advancements in research and prevention that you help fund by supporting Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon.
Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch everyone’s life in one form or another, either directly or through the experience of family and friends. The money you raise will help Cancer Council fight cancer through prevention programs, support services and world-class cancer research to help those affected by women’s cancers at every stage of their journey.
Cancer Council NSW has awarded over $5.6 million in grants for women’s cancer research over the last five years, spanning breast, ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer. This research has covered many aspects, from investigating genetic cancer risk, to new drug treatments and therapies for women’s cancers.
There are many ways your money can help and even the smallest amount will make a difference:
- $5 can go towards producing a meditation DVD to help a woman deal with the side effects of chemotherapy.
- $10 helps pay for an Information Pack for women coping with the aftermath of surgery.
- $50 can help fund a call to a cancer nurse on 13 11 20 that informs and reassures a woman about her cancer diagnosis.
- $100 can help provide accommodation for a woman who needs to stay away from home while accessing treatment.
- $250 can help pay an overdue bill for a mum who hasn’t been able to work.
- $500 can support new research into breast and gynaecological cancers.
- $1,200 can recruit new participants into a study to understand the causes of cancer