Here’s how you’re making a difference

At Cancer Council we believe it’s so important to show you, our supporter, just how vital Relay For Life is in our mission to beat cancer. As a community-funded organisation, we rely on the goodwill of thousands of donors, fundraisers and volunteers to fund our much needed research and programs.

Through the funds raised at Relay For Life, over 61,000 Australian lives have been saved over the last 20 years. Improvements in cancer prevention and screening means that less people will hear the words, “you have cancer”. Advances to cancer treatments mean that cancer patients can spend more time with their loved ones. You, our supporter, have played a huge part in this and by continuing to participate in Relay For Life, we will save more lives. Thank you.

  • $5 can help us give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey.
  • $10 can help offer free exercise programs that assist cancer patients in building strength and fitness during and after treatment.
  • $25 can help transport cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment.
  • $50 can help the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 provide free and confidential information and support on all aspects of cancer.
  • $100 can help provide free accommodation for cancer patients, their families and carers during treatment.
  • $500 can help pay an overdue electricity, phone, gas or rates bill for a cancer patient who has not been able to work.
  • $5000 can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

*Services may vary between states/territories

Are you a Survivor or Carer?

Every Relay For Life begins with an Opening Lap to celebrate and support cancer Survivors and their Carers. All Survivors and Carers are welcome to join in—you don't even need to be part of a team. We hope you can join us.

Register for the Survivors and Carers lap

Would you like to volunteer at this Relay?

We need your help! Sign up to volunteer at the Cessnock 2017 Relay and be part of a rewarding experience that makes a difference to your community. Get in touch and help make this Relay a success!

Volunteer at this Relay

See how your donations help.

Each donation, no matter how big or small, helps to fund Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services. To keep going strong, we need your support!

See how your donation helps