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    Welcome to the Cancer Council SA blog. Here you can read about how we put our generous supporter’s donations into action to make a real impact on how cancer affects lives, right here in South Australia.

    • Elle’s inspiring story this Daffodil Day

      Elle’s inspiring story this Daffodil Day
      08 August 2018

      Two years ago, Elle Halliwell received life changing news—she was living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML). Just 48 hours later she received another shock—she was pregnant with her first child. Ahead of Daffodil Day Elle is sharing her story to highlight how, through donations, Cancer Council’s ground-breaking research can change lives

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    • Friendship and support for managing cancer treatment

      Friendship and support for managing cancer treatment
      27 July 2018

      All of the volunteers at Cancer Council SA share an innate urge to help others. This International Day of Friendship, decade-long volunteer Helen Cant shares her thoughts on the role of support networks during cancer treatment.

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    • Dealing with stress during a cancer diagnosis

      Dealing with stress during a cancer diagnosis
      23 July 2018

      There’s no denying, a cancer diagnosis is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. This Stress Down Day on 24 July, Cancer Council SA Counsellors Helen and Cris share a bit about their role and how they support people impacted by cancer to manage stress throughout their journey.

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    • Why you should go Dry in July

      Why you should go Dry in July
      03 July 2018

      This month, thousands of people across the country will make the commitment to give up alcohol and take part in Dry July. It’s a great initiative—not only does it help you to reduce your own cancer risk, but you can also choose to raise money to support the programs and services that we offer here at Cancer Council SA.

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    • How I know my donation is making a difference

      How I know my donation is making a difference
      11 June 2018

      Allisha Harvey has been a regular donor with Cancer Council SA since October 2016. She shares her story about why she gives $38 every month to support local cancer research, prevention and support services.

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    • Sunday was National Cancer Survivors Day

      Sunday was National Cancer Survivors Day
      04 June 2018

      In my role at Cancer Council SA as a nurse, I come into contact with some inspirational stories on a daily basis. One of those was Helen McCann.

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    • How I quit after 50 years

      How I quit after 50 years
      30 May 2018

      To coincide with World No Tobacco Day, Cancer Council SA and Drug and Alcohol Solutions Australia (DASSA) will launch a new and improved Quitline website on Thursday, 31 May. One person who can advocate for the value of this support service, is ex-smoker, Anne.

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    • “Please, protect your family from cancer in these four simple ways”

      “Please, protect your family from cancer in these four simple ways”
      17 May 2018

      I have seen too many of my family members go through cancer. I’ve lost my mother, younger brother, husband, and then in August 2015, I lost my only son, Sam.

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    • Why I’ve registered for the 2019 Marilyn Jetty Swim

      Why I’ve registered for the 2019 Marilyn Jetty Swim
      14 May 2018

      Sisters Amy and Tracy this year took part in their first joint Marilyn Jetty Swim event, donning an iconic Marilyn Monroe getup with hundreds of other women to spread the support and raise funds for Cancer Council SA. Amy opens up about the personal reasons behind her decision to become a Marilyn.

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    • You could save your mum’s life this Mother’s Day

      You could save your mum’s life this Mother’s Day
      11 May 2018

      Sharon Swaine, a 70-year-old Port Augusta local and mother of two, knows all too well that regular breast cancer screening saves lives. This is Sharon’s message to mums and daughters this Mother’s Day.

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    • 25 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

      25 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
      02 May 2018

      Every May for the past 24 years, Heather Langton and the students at the Heather Langton Academy of Beauty have been hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event to support those impacted by cancer in South Australia. One of the only people across the country to have hosted every year since the event’s conception, Heather has some words of wisdom for others considering hosting this year.

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    • World Day for Safety and Health at Work

      World Day for Safety and Health at Work
      28 April 2018

      Saturday, 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Worker’s Memorial Day—a day for promoting health and safety in the workplace, focusing on preventing future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses and a day to remember those that have passed away from a work-related injury or illness.

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    • Patient care at the heart of Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre partnership

      Patient care at the heart of Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre partnership
      23 April 2018

      Over the past three years, Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre’s ongoing corporate partnership arrangement with Cancer Council SA has flourished, branching out to funding the Transport to Treatment service. General Manager, Lincoln Clifford, shares how it has helped the people that matter most—their patients.

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    • Sharing the love on my wedding day

      Sharing the love on my wedding day
      16 April 2018

      Instead of spending money on traditional bonbonniere gifts like candles or chocolates, Mel and her fiancé Craig decided to make a donation on her guests’ behalf to Cancer Council SA. Now, a month on from her wedding, she encourages other brides-to-be to bring charity into their special day.

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    • Santa’s beard shave

      Santa’s beard shave
      09 April 2018

      Barry Galliford is no stranger to fundraising, and was looking for his next community project. Known for his full beard, and a regular Santa for businesses, events and family gatherings, he knew that shaving it off would raise much needed funds for supportive accommodation at Cancer Council Lodge—Flinders.

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    • World Social Work Day is 20 March, 2018

      World Social Work Day is 20 March, 2018
      20 March 2018

      Today, in celebration of World Social Work Day, Joanna Lill and Michelle Ruchin—social workers at Cancer Council SA Lodges—share their perspective about their role and the stories of the people they meet.

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    • Why is sun protection in childhood so critical?

      Why is sun protection in childhood so critical?
      19 March 2018

      Did you know melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians aged 12–24 years, and UV exposure during childhood and adolescence is a critical factor in determining future skin cancer risk?

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    • Life after cancer with Roy Garreffa

      Life after cancer with Roy Garreffa
      14 March 2018

      Roy is a prostate cancer survivor and radio announcer with Coast FM. During an interview with Cancer Council SA nurse Polly Baldwin for his show he learned about Healthy Living after Cancer, a program designed to help people like him to return to a healthier lifestyle after successful treatment. Roy shares his journey, and his messages about speaking up for men’s health.

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    • Ellen’s message after years in the sun

      Ellen’s message after years in the sun
      09 March 2018

      Skin cancer is the most preventable of all common cancers, with almost all cases being caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. After seeing first-hand how much damage the sun can do to our skin over the years, 77-year-old Ellen Fritz from Gawler East wants more people to learn from her mistakes via increased funding for awareness campaigns.

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    • Looking good, feeling fabulous: The Marilyn Jetty Swim 2018

      Looking good, feeling fabulous: The Marilyn Jetty Swim 2018
      08 March 2018

      On Sunday, 4 February 2018, hundreds of women dressed as Marilyn Monroe descended on Brighton beach to take part in the iconic Marilyn Jetty Swim as part of the Brighton Jetty Classic. Since the first event in 2014, this group of inspirational women has raised in excess of $325,000 on behalf of Cancer Council SA. Theresa, Director of Sphere Medi Spa, has been on board as a sponsor from the beginning, helping every Marilyn to look her best.

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    • Shaving my head for my mother

      Shaving my head for my mother
      07 March 2018

      Annie Borg couldn’t watch her mother Therese go through cancer treatment without doing anything about it, so she decided to host a head shave fundraiser with her 22-year-old son, Jordon in their home town of Naracoorte.

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    • The story behind Rural Cancer Stories

      The story behind Rural Cancer Stories
      26 February 2018

      Kate Fennell, Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow at UniSA, explains the motivation behind Rural Cancer Stories, a YouTube channel where cancer patients, survivors and their carers can share, learn and connect.

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    • Relaying for hope, alongside 90+ students

      Relaying for hope, alongside 90+ students
      19 February 2018

      For Jarrad Fraser, maths teacher and Immanuel College Relay Coordinator, getting involved in Relay For Life started out as a favour over 11 years ago. This year, over 90 Immanuel College students will take part in Adelaide Central Relay For Life on 24 February.

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    • Cancer Council's Beat Cancer Project

      Cancer Council's Beat Cancer Project
      15 February 2018

      Outside of the Federal Government, Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project is the single biggest source of cancer research funding in the state. General Manager Services, Research and Public Policy Alana Sparrow talks about the project and the difference it has made to cancer research and investment in the state.

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    • Volunteering at Cancer Council Lodge—Greenhill

      Volunteering at Cancer Council Lodge—Greenhill
      13 February 2018

      Alan Herbst provides a crucial service to Cancer Council SA—he is one of the volunteer drivers responsible for transporting guests from Lodges to treatment and back again, ensuring that they have one less thing to worry about during a difficult time. Alan reflects on his reasons for volunteering after 10 years on the job.

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    • 6 strategies for achieving and maintaining a long-term healthy weight

      6 strategies for achieving and maintaining a long-term healthy weight
      12 February 2018

      The New Year has inspired many South Australians to lead healthier lives. February 12–18 is the Dietitian Association of Australia’s Smart Eating Week, so to help you be the best you can be in 2018, we have a few tips to keep your healthy eating and physical activity on track this year.

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    • World Cancer Day

      World Cancer Day
      01 February 2018

      By 2040, one in 18 Australians predicted to have a personal cancer history.

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    • How to recharge your quit smoking New Year’s resolution

      How to recharge your quit smoking New Year’s resolution
      25 January 2018

      How to recharge your quit smoking New Year’s resolution Whether you’ve had the thought of quitting niggling in the back of your mind for a while, or even tried once or twice before, making the decision to give up smoking as your 2018 New Year’s resolution is a big step forward. Most of us understand that smoking is detrimental to our health, costs us financially, and can impact those around us, but a habit is much more complex than simple facts.

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    • 10 myths about working outdoors and skin cancer

      10 myths about working outdoors and skin cancer
      23 January 2018

      Despite being one of the most preventable forms of cancer, skin cancer rates in Australia are one of the highest in the world, with two in three of us being diagnosed before the age of 70.

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    • Riding for a new reason in 2018

      Riding for a new reason in 2018
      15 January 2018

      I was having a few headaches, and I was having trouble making decisions. They were the only symptoms I had before one night while riding home, I turned down the wrong street. Riding is like second nature to me, and my bike knows its own way home, so I knew that something didn’t feel right.

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    • From off-grid living to Cancer Council SA Lodge—Greenhill

      From off-grid living to Cancer Council SA Lodge—Greenhill
      03 January 2018

      We built ‘emu bush’ with the vision of creating a sustainable retirement lifestyle—an eco-home constructed from a shipping container and mud brick, all off the grid and solar powered.

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    • Dreaming of a cancer free Christmas?

      Dreaming of a cancer free Christmas?
      22 December 2017

      The festive season is a time to surround ourselves with loved ones and laughter, but amongst all the merriment and memory-making, we can have a tendency to let our health take a holiday too.

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    • Sophie's story

      Sophie's story
      20 December 2017

      I remember when my brother was diagnosed, and told he had six months to live. He turned to me, completely bald, and looked me in the eyes. “Sophie, I’m so lucky,” he said.

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    • Shifting focus after cancer treatment

      Shifting focus after cancer treatment
      11 December 2017

      In my role as a Nurse Practitioner Candidate in Medical Oncology at Flinders Medical Centre, I work with people throughout their cancer journey, including immediately after diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

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    • Time and effort are invaluable donations toward a cancer free future

      Time and effort are invaluable donations toward a cancer free future
      05 December 2017

      A work friend’s wife was fighting ovarian cancer, and my dad was being treated for oesophageal cancer; it seemed like the motivation we needed to do something about cancer in our workplace community. We were both keen bakers, so we combined our desire to contribute with our love of cooking to host a joint Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event.

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    • A more effective approach to cervical screening is here

      A more effective approach to cervical screening is here
      01 December 2017

      Friday, 1 December marks the rollout of major changes to the Australian Government’s National Cervical Screening Program, which is expected to reduce cervical cancer rates and deaths by at least 20 per cent.

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    • The story behind the face of 2018 People’s Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer

      The story behind the face of 2018 People’s Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer
      29 November 2017

      I was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer when I was 31. I’d always thought of bowel cancer as an ‘old man’s cancer’, and had never even considered that I could be diagnosed in my 30s.

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    • How to self-screen for skin cancer

      How to self-screen for skin cancer
      23 November 2017

      Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, with approximately 95–99 per cent of skin cancers being caused by too much sun exposure. The reality is that more people in Australia will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70 than not.

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    • Life-saving SunSmart education in the workplace

      Life-saving SunSmart education in the workplace
      22 November 2017

      My friends say that I’m a happy-go-lucky kind of person, and I’m most at ease when I’m surrounded by nature. I’ve worked in my field for 15 years and love every minute of it, but as you can imagine, I spend a lot of my time in the sun.

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    • Combatting smoking rates this Lung Cancer Awareness Month

      Combatting smoking rates this Lung Cancer Awareness Month
      21 November 2017

      November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and acts as a reminder of the consequences of tobacco smoking throughout the South Australian community. The discrepancy in smoking rates between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people within South Australia remains unacceptably significant.

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    • A first glimpse of Relay For Life

      A first glimpse of Relay For Life
      15 November 2017

      I came on board as a Relationship Officer at Cancer Council SA only seven weeks ago, responsible for helping to bring together our Relay events across the state. Having heard some of the heartbreaking stories of why people Relay, and after speaking to some of my colleagues about their experiences, I thought I was fully prepared to participate in my first Relay weekend in Belair, but I soon found out that being there is a different experience entirely.

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    • Leanne's story: a decade of support from the girls

      Leanne's story: a decade of support from the girls
      27 October 2017

      My first Girls’ Night In event was really something that I wanted to do to say thank you to all the people who supported me throughout my initial diagnosis and recovery.

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    • Top 4 ways to host a Girls’ Night In

      Top 4 ways to host a Girls’ Night In
      26 October 2017

      To get the cogs turning and inspire you to host your own event with the girls, we’ve collated some top ideas with a twist.

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    • Cancer Council SA launches Finding My Way

      Cancer Council SA launches Finding My Way
      23 October 2017

      Monday 16 October marked the launch of Cancer Council SA’s partnership with Flinders University and Flinders Foundation in rolling out Finding My Way, a six-week, web-based program structured to help people manage common psychosocial concerns associated with early-stage cancer diagnosis. Lisa Beatty, Clinical Psychologist and Cancer Council SA Postdoctoral Fellow (Cancer Support) at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, shares her reasons for developing this program.

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    • Celebrating the endless support, devotion and sacrifice of our carers

      Celebrating the endless support, devotion and sacrifice of our carers
      20 October 2017

      In support of National Carers Week—an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers, who so often go unthanked. Carer Muriel Rogers shares her story.

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    • 3 reasons to Ride2Work this Wednesday

      3 reasons to Ride2Work this Wednesday
      16 October 2017

      National Ride2Work Day, taking place this Wednesday 18 October, is an initiative which aims to encourage more people to adopt a two-wheeled commute, solving our dual problems of lack of exercise and traffic congestion. Led by Bike SA, Ride2Work Day is an opportunity to dust the cobwebs off the bike and get your workmates motivated to do the same. Three Cancer Council SA staff share their reasons for getting behind this worthwhile cause.

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    • Beat Cancer Project researcher recognised for Leukaemia breakthrough

      Beat Cancer Project researcher recognised for Leukaemia breakthrough
      12 October 2017

      Thanks to your ongoing generous support, Cancer Council SA can continue its funding of outstanding cancer researchers like Professor Tim Hughes.

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    • Dave's safe haven

      Dave's safe haven
      27 September 2017

      Dave is a Mount Gambier local and a regular guest at the Cancer Council Lodges. Since being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, he has stayed at the Greenhill Lodge with his wife, Paula, more times than he can remember.

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    • Margaret’s hope for a cancer free future

      Margaret’s hope for a cancer free future
      12 September 2017

      Margaret Horton (pictured right) has a special connection with Cancer Council SA. Her mother, grandmother and great grandmother have all suffered through cancer, and her best friend is currently facing her own cancer battle.

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    • Meet a couple of Daffodil Day heroes

      Meet a couple of Daffodil Day heroes
      09 August 2017

      Peter speaks openly of the challenges they have faced, with Fran being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and again in 2004, before he received a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2012.

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    • I’m proud to help get you back on track after cancer treatment

      I’m proud to help get you back on track after cancer treatment
      18 July 2017

      Losing my mum to bowel cancer when she was 41 strengthened my pursuit of a career in health and helping others. Two years into my role with Cancer Council SA, I’m incredibly proud of the role I play in helping South Australians get back on track after cancer treatment.

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    • When cancer impacts your life, Cancer Council 13 11 20 can help

      When cancer impacts your life, Cancer Council 13 11 20 can help
      11 July 2017

      My husband Colin, our two children and I were a typical young family. That was, until Colin found a lump and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer.

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    • High Tea Party with an unforgettable difference

      High Tea Party with an unforgettable difference
      29 June 2017

      Over the weekend of 3–4 June 2017, the Hilton Adelaide came sprang to life with over 4,000 people joining national sensation, The High Tea Party! Cancer Council SA was thrilled to be the official Charity Partner for this unique event, proudly presented by The Australian Women’s Weekly.

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    • Healthy Living after Cancer has changed my life

      Healthy Living after Cancer has changed my life
      27 April 2017

      In December 2014, I was shocked to learn that I had cancer. Nothing could have prepared me for almost a year of treatment that followed and how it would affect me and my family.

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    • If you or a loved one are fighting cancer, you’re not alone.

      If you or a loved one are fighting cancer, you’re not alone.
      31 March 2017

      Sitting across from my doctor and being told that he’d found a tumour on my spinal cord brought my world to a standstill.

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    • Introducing Sonny Burns

      Introducing Sonny Burns
      06 March 2017

      Hi! I’m Sonny Burns, an Aussie tradie and self-appointed UV spokesperson. I love my job, but didn’t realise that as an outdoor tradie I’ll get up to ten times more UV exposure in a year than someone working indoors.

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    • We’re here to get you back on track after cancer treatment.

      We’re here to get you back on track after cancer treatment.
      23 February 2017

      Since June 2016, I’ve proudly led our team of Cancer Council nurses in providing our Healthy Living after Cancer program. Its purpose? To help adults who’ve completed cancer treatment to maximise their chances of a healthier future by making better lifestyle changes.

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    • World Cancer Day 2017

      World Cancer Day 2017
      04 February 2017

      With your generous support, Cancer Council SA is proudly making an incredible difference every day to countless South Australians and their families by reducing the impact of cancer.

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    • 3 ways to beat the back to school skin damage

      3 ways to beat the back to school skin damage
      01 February 2017

      For parents, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions — excitement about all that lies ahead and nerves about ensuring their loved ones have all they need. Importantly, will SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SEEK and SLIDE be a part of the everyday practices to protect their children’s delicate skin against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays?

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    • 6 ways to be on track for a healthy 2017

      6 ways to be on track for a healthy 2017
      22 December 2016

      Whether you are ready for it or not, the supermarket’s Christmas carols playlist, the tinsel lined office corridor and the jam packed December schedule has kicked well into gear and Christmas is right around the corner. It’s a time of year where we escape our daily routines in trade off for Christmas shopping

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    • Thank you for the invaluable gift of time

      Thank you for the invaluable gift of time
      20 December 2016

      When I was diagnosed with a rare and highly advanced stage of cancer at the age of 32, my outlook was negative. But with ground-breaking therapy, I’ve been given the gift of time to continue building a life with my beautiful wife and to experience the wonders of life as a new dad.

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    • Thank you day

      Thank you day
      15 December 2016

      With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, it’s more important than ever to ensure that no one goes through cancer alone.

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    • Cancer Prevention: Safe Work Month

      Cancer Prevention: Safe Work Month
      02 December 2016

      Safe Work Month just passed and we were pleased to offer free workplace education presentations to the South Australian community.

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    • SunSmart student shows her dedication to the SunSmart message

      SunSmart student shows her dedication to the SunSmart message
      01 November 2016

      The SunSmart team were blown away when a recent phone call to Ingle Farm East Primary School showed just how dedicated one student has been in promoting the SunSmart message.

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    • Boys of Cancer Council SA set sail for a Girls’ Night In of appreciation

      Boys of Cancer Council SA set sail for a Girls’ Night In of appreciation
      31 October 2016

      Ahoy! With October abuzz with hundreds of Girls’ Night In events across the state, the boys at Cancer Council SA decided to throw out some love and appreciation for all of the women who work here.

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    • Your support has helped many dragon fighting warrior princesses

      Your support has helped many dragon fighting warrior princesses
      21 October 2016

      This October we show the strong, the beautiful and the inspiring women in our lives that if cancer comes knocking, they won’t be alone. Women across our state are getting together for a Girls’ Night In to raise awareness and funds to fight breast and gynaecological cancers, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

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    • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

      Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
      12 September 2016

      Please take a moment this September to remember that cancer also affects the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.

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    • Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study

      Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study
      11 August 2016

      Join our cancer research study. We need Australians who have never been diagnosed with cancer to take part in our Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study.

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    • The future is looking brighter for  leukaemia sufferers

      The future is looking brighter for leukaemia sufferers
      21 July 2016

      We share your dream of a world without cancer, which is why we’re committed to funding vital cancer research. With your support, our researchers are making ground-breaking progress in the way that cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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    • National Volunteer Week 9-15 May 2016

      National Volunteer Week 9-15 May 2016
      09 May 2016 - 15 May 2016

      This week is National Volunteer Week and the perfect time to celebrate the significant difference being made by our dedicated volunteers in beating cancer.

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    • Youth Ambassadors doing great things

      Youth Ambassadors doing great things
      08 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

      This week is National Youth Week and at Cancer Council SA we are proud of the different ways that younger members of the local community choose to support Cancer Council in the fight to beat cancer.

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    • Reducing the impact of tobacco

      Reducing the impact of tobacco
      09 March 2016

      We are thrilled to share some developments in Cancer Council SA’s prevention area, which is dedicated to helping to reduce the risk of a cancer diagnosis for all South Australians.

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    • Australia's Healthy Weight Week

      Australia's Healthy Weight Week
      15 February 2016 - 21 February 2016

      It’s time to prioritise your health and as this week is Australia's Healthy Weight Week, the time to kick off has already begun!

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    • World Cancer Day 2016

      World Cancer Day 2016
      04 February 2016

      Today on World Cancer Day, people all over the world will take a moment to lovingly honour those who have been touched by cancer and to celebrate survivors. Thanks to you, Cancer Council SA is making a difference every day to so many South Australians during their cancer journey.

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    • Cancer Council SA would like to say Thank You

      Cancer Council SA would like to say Thank You
      23 December 2015

      Cancer Council SA would like to say thank you! Our vision to beat cancer has been at the forefront of everything we've done over the past year, and together we are making a real difference!

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    • Thank you for helping us keep South Australia SunSmart

      Thank you for helping us keep South Australia SunSmart
      25 November 2015

      At Cancer Council SA we believe no one should suffer the distress of a skin cancer diagnosis. And it's thanks to your generosity that we invest in protecting South Australians from the dangers of UV

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    • 63,000 reasons to smile

      63,000 reasons to smile
      08 October 2015

      It is thanks to you that this year Cancer Council SA is celebrating 20 years of providing supportive accommodation at Cancer Council Lodge.

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    • Organising  your Girls’ Night In event - a checklist

      Organising your Girls’ Night In event - a checklist
      01 October 2015

      So you’ve decided on an event, set the date and made sure your partner and kids are out of the house. Now what?

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    • How to start planning your Girls’ Night In

      How to start planning your Girls’ Night In
      13 September 2015

      I bet you want an excuse to get your girlfriends together and catch up. And I bet you’ve thought about organising a Girls’ Night In but haven’t found the time to do it. We get it and we’re here to help.

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    • Plans for new, dedicated cancer centre in SA

      Plans for new, dedicated cancer centre in SA
      09 July 2015

      As you may be aware, South Australia does not have a cancer centre which provides treatment, support, research, prevention and supportive accommodation, all in one location.

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    • Thanks for ensuring people never give up giving up

      Thanks for ensuring people never give up giving up
      29 May 2015

      This Sunday May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. Here in South Australia, smoking kills around 20 people every week, and this World No Tobacco Day we are encouraging and supporting smokers to quit.

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    • Welcome from the new Chief Executive

      Welcome from the new Chief Executive
      25 May 2015

      It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive at Cancer Council SA.

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    • Avoid the myths beyond April Fool’s Day

      Avoid the myths beyond April Fool’s Day
      01 April 2015

      This April Fool’s Day there will again be plenty of practical jokes and hoaxes circulating throughout the community, while others will remain on alert to avoid being tagged an “April Fool!”

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    • Pioneer in the fight to beat cancer - Vale Dr Judith Roberts AO.

      Pioneer in the fight to beat cancer - Vale Dr Judith Roberts AO.
      20 February 2015

      We are very saddened to have lost one of the most influential people in the fight against cancer. Dr Roberts' work on cancer in women led to the establishment of the national breast screen service, and the cervical screening programs. There are many women alive today thanks to the work of Dr Roberts.

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    • A rise in sunburn on summer weekends

      A rise in sunburn on summer weekends
      04 February 2015

      This World Cancer Day (4 Feb) Cancer Council SA released new research showing that approximately 26,000 more South Australian adults are getting sunburnt on the weekend than they were four years ago, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

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    • Season's Greetings from Cancer Council SA

      Season's Greetings from Cancer Council SA
      22 December 2014

      As 2014 comes to an end, Cancer Council SA would like to take the opportunity to thank our supporters for the passion, commitment and generosity shown throughout the year.

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    • Let’s add men’s health to the conversation

      Let’s add men’s health to the conversation
      13 October 2014

      October is traditionally pink and all funds raised through pink activities help support more than 1,500 South Australian women who are diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers each year.

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    • We have great news!

      We have great news!
      10 September 2014

      Thanks to you, today there is more reason for hope than ever before. Cancer survival rates are increasing, patient support is improving and prevention campaigns are working - but there is still a long way to go.

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    • Your support has saved lives from tobacco

      Your support has saved lives from tobacco
      05 August 2014

      Thank you. Every person we can assist to quit smoking – or deter from taking up the deadly habit – is potentially a life saved. Your support has ensured this work can continue. Tobacco kills around 20 South Australians every week and these are people who leave behind loved ones; friends and family, who indirectly also become victims of smoking.

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    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Become an Ambassador

    Become an Ambassador

    Join our growing network of Ambassadors who represent us in the community: sharing awareness and prevention messages, connecting people with support services and speaking up on our behalf.

  • Daffodil Day 2018

    Daffodil Day 2018

    Daffodil Day—on Friday 24 August 2018―is the day to donate to Cancer Council SA’s life-saving research projects. Cancer Council SA has funded over 200 research projects that are finding new ways to better detect and treat cancer.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Ask our trained cancer nurses for the answers.

  • Donate in lieu of flowers

    Donate in lieu of flowers

    Remembering loved ones by ensuring no one goes through cancer alone.

  • Finding My Way

    Finding My Way

    Finding My Way is an evidence-based online program that provides cancer-related information and coping skills via the internet. Designed for people recently diagnosed with cancer, Finding My Way has been evaluated through several trials and shown to improve well-being and quality of life

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Get all the evidence based answers to your cancer questions here.

  • Hold your own fundraiser

    Hold your own fundraiser

    Do you have an idea that is out of the box? Do you think it rocks? You can turn virtually anything into a fundraiser… let us help you turn your idea into reality!

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    Including a bequest to Cancer Council SA in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s part of it. Find out more.

  • Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship. Researchers involved in any aspect of leukaemia research are invited to apply.

  • Quitline

    Quitline

    Quitline is a government-funded service operated by Cancer Council SA, with the sole goal of providing the support, strategies and information to empower individuals to quit smoking.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues and help others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.