Cancer Council Australia

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Cancer Council Australia
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Founded 1969
Area served
Key people
Prof. Sanchia Aranda, CEO

Cancer Council Australia is a national, NFP 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 friends, and is a major funding contributor towards health research, prevention and education.

Cancer Council Australia formed in 1961 as the Australian Cancer Society.[1] It was renamed Cancer Council Australia in 1997 and appointed Bills Coates its inaugural CEO.[1]

Cancer Council Australia includes eight member organisations, which operate in their individual states and territories:

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea[edit]

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 Stimulation Tea Party" with around 1 million Australians participating and supporting Cancer Council on the day.[2]

Cancer Council Legacy[edit]

The Cancer Council has contributed a lot to Australia's society by help people who are suffering with cancer or any cancerous illness.[citation needed]

Junk Free June[edit]

Junk Free June is a new, healthier, fundraiser, supporting Cancer Council Queensland's work in cancer research. Junk Free June encourages participants to give up junk food such as packaged snacks high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and trans fats.[3] According to World Cancer Research Fund International, approximately one third of the most common cancers can be prevented through a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cancer Council Australia. "History". Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Largest tea party (multiple venues)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  3. ^ "Junk Free June". Cancer Council Queensland. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  4. ^ "Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations". World Cancer Research Fund International. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  5. ^ Scott, Jody (2016-05-31). "Why you should have a junk free June". Vogue Australia. Retrieved 2016-06-01.

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