Cancer Council Australia
|Prof. Ian Olver, CEO|
Cancer Council Australia is a national, not for profit organisation which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia. It advises various groups, including the government, on cancer-related issues, acts as an advocate for cancer patients and their families, and is a major funding contributor towards cancer research, prevention and education.
Cancer Council Australia includes eight member organisations, which operate in their individual states and territories:
- Cancer Council ACT
- Cancer Council New South Wales
- Cancer Northern Territory
- Cancer Council Queensland
- Cancer Council South Australia
- Cancer Council Tasmania
- Cancer Council Victoria
- Cancer Council Western Australia
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
One of Cancer Council's major fundraisers is Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. On 26 May 2005, the event broke the Guinness Book of Records record for the "World's Largest Simultaneous Tea Party" with around 1 million Australians participating and supporting Cancer Council on the day.