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Latest news: Cancer Council ACT

Hope blooms as Daffodil Day funds cancer research

Daffodil Day, on Thursday 31 August, is the Cancer Council’s annual fundraising campaign, giving hope to cancer sufferers and their families

Cancer Council ACT empowers at-risk groups on World No Tobacco Day

This World No Tobacco Day, Wednesday 31 May, Cancer Council ACT is ensuring everyone has access to tobacco reduction supports. Despite the ACT sitting at an overall smoking rate of 9.1 per cent, in select groups with greater risk of health inequities, this rate skyrockets to 80 per cent.

ANU scientists receive cancer research grants

No new targeted therapies for brain cancer have been developed for 30 years, but ANU research could lead to new treatments.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea turns 30!

Thursday 25 May will mark the thirtieth annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT), where Aussies have come together throughout the decades and raised over $200 million for those affected by cancer.

The Canberra Council ACT Grand Gala social photos

Social photos at the Canberra Council ACT Grand Gala, National Arboretum Canberra. Photos: Felix Barbalet.

Makayla’s victory lap at Relay For Life in Canberra

After two years of battling a rare bone cancer, an 11-year-old Canberran will make her victory lap at Relay for Life 2023, missing a bone in one leg, and having gained an extra in the other.

ENRICH program helps ACT cancer survivors post-treatment

More than 50 Canberrans have accessed free support after cancer treatment through Cancer Council ACT’s ENRICHing Survivorship Program, a number that CEO Verity Hawkins hopes to double in 2023.

Local sports clubs rally for National Skin Cancer Action Week

Local sportspeople are stepping up to the plate as Skin Cancer Community Champions, reminding Canberrans to stay SunSmart and get your skin checked. National Skin Cancer Action Week, 20-26 November, is focused on...

Canberra Airport and Cancer Council ACT pave the way for accessibility with security training

Cancer Council ACT has delivered first-of-its-kind training with Canberra Airport on breast prostheses and security screening processes.

Majura Primary is ACT’s 100th SunSmart primary school

Majura Primary School has been named as the 100th ACT primary school to register for the SunSmart schools’ program with Cancer Council ACT.

Daffodil Day stalls return to ACT shopping centres after 2-year hiatus

After a two-year hiatus, Daffodils will return to local shopping centres on Thursday 25 August for Cancer Council’s iconic Daffodil Day.

Where will your donations go this Daffodil Day?

2022 marks 36 years of Daffodil Day, which this year falls on Thursday 25 August, with all funds raised supporting vital cancer research. Cancer Council ACT has invested over $2 million in local,...