Where the money goes

Cancer has taken too much from us all. But at Cancer Council, we know that each new day brings hope. Hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors and hope for a cancer-free future – because every day we do something to help beat cancer.

With your generous support, we proudly reduce the impact of cancer for every day Australians by:

  • Investing in ground-breaking cancer research with Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project.
  • Providing support services that reduce the practical and emotional impact of cancer – including Cancer Council 13 11 20, a confidential information and support service.
  • Empowering people to reduce their own cancer risk with prevention and screening programs.

It will take all of us, but together we will beat cancer!


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 Ride for a reason we have some of Australia’s largest fundraising events such as the Tour Down Under Beat Cancer Tour, Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day and Relay for Life. Collectively these events engage over ten thousand people every year.

Activities and services offered through Cancer Council SA include:

  • Research – we have the single largest source of funding for cancer research and infrastructure in South Australia with our Beat Cancer ProjectFor every $1 of our supporters’ donations invested in the Beat Cancer Project, $4 of research is undertaken, due to matched funding from the state government and SA’s main universities.
  • Support – Cancer causes 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, including additional support for those travelling more than 100kms each way to medical services through our Patient Assistance Transport Scheme.
  • 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 highly valued prevention programs such as the SunSmart Schools program providing SA children with education on best practice sun protection measures.
  • 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!

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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