An estimated 134,174 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year. 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. These sobering statistics are softened by hope, that through research, prevention and support more people will survive cancer. One in 3 cancers is preventable, with public education key to reducing the risk of cancer. The rest relies on science and innovation for new treatments and ultimately a cure, work which is supported by Government and organisations such as the Cancer Council.
Each year across May and June, thousands of workplaces, community groups and individuals participate in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, a traditional and enduring fundraising event for the Cancer Council. Last year Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea raised $11.9 million. If you haven’t had a cuppa for a cause yet, bring your colleagues, family or friends together to support the vital work of the Cancer Council.