In August 2017, over 600 volunteers and staff came together to volunteer at our 140 stalls across the state for our flagship event, Daffodil Day, raising over $312,000 for Cancer Council SA.
In November, we celebrated National Skin Cancer Action Week and the 69 new members to the SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood Program. The program now engages with 793 schools and early childhood centres, protecting a total of 113,830 children across South Australia.
In January 2018, we launched our new Masterbrand campaign to coincide with World Cancer Day, to ensure more people know about what we do, how we can help, and how they can get in touch.
In February, we announced the 2018 funding cycle of Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project researchers, seeing more than $9 million dollars invested into 33 research projects across all the major South Australian research institutes.
The March election saw both major parties each commit to four key election priorities which will boost cancer research and reduce South Australians' cancer risk.
In April, we teamed up with BreastScreen SA to remind regional women to book in for their two-yearly mammogram.
In May, we celebrated National Volunteer Week and the 1,079 volunteers and 250 Ambassadors who contributed more than 21,800 hours of support to Cancer Council SA over the past year.
In June, we promoted Bowel Cancer Screening Month across our channels, encouraging people aged 50 and over to get tested every two years.
Content printed from https://www.cancersa.org.au/impact-report-2017-2018/key-highlights