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Cancer Council SA

Contact

Name: Sara Bradshaw

Position: Relationship Manager

Email: bequests@cancersa.org.au

Address

202 Greenhill Rd

Eastwood

Adelaide 5063

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Our Mission / Objective

Each and every day around 25 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer, a disease that will affect one in two people at some time in their lives. Since 1928 Cancer Council SA has worked resolutely to defeat cancer, and create hope for the people it affects, by providing up to date information, practical and emotional support for cancer patients, their families, and carers. We invest in vital research to find new pathways to prevent, treat and cure cancer, and in prevention and early detection campaigns. In addition, we support health professionals with their cancer diagnosis and care by providing the latest evidence-based prevention and treatment information. We are making progress. We know how to prevent at least half of all cancers, through making simple life choices. Advances in early detection and treatment mean that around 60 per cent of people survive cancer, and for those where cure isn’t possible, quality of life can be greatly improved. As the state’s leading independent, cancer-related non-government organisation, Cancer Council SA is uniquely placed as a resource for action, a voice for change and a stalwart champion to continue leading the fight against cancer.

Our Services

Through advocacy, research, education and support, we will minimise the impact of all cancers for all South Australians Guiding principles 1. Reduce cancer risk, increase cancer prevention Outcome: save lives by reducing the number of new cases of cancer 2. Improve the rates of survival when cancer does occur Outcome: a decline in death rates from cancer 3. Optimise cancer care Outcome: people receive effective and best treatment and care 4. Improve the quality of life of people with cancer, cancer survivors and carers Outcome: people receive effective support, which contributes to quality of life 5. Address inequalities in cancer risk and cancer outcomes between more and less advantaged sectors of the community, by addressing the causes Outcome: reduced inequality in cancer incidence and outcomes of care in the community 6. Build for the future through investment in infrastructure and strong cancer research Outcome: research outcomes are translated into effective cancer policy 7. Provide and improve information for cancer control across the spectrum Outcome: all stakeholders will have access to accurate accessible cancer information

Projects in Progress

One of the most effective and rewarding ways of raising funds for Cancer Council SA is by holding large events, which engage the support of the community and provide an opportunity to support the cause in a fun, easy, yet symbolic way. The events held in 2010 are: – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Call to Arms – Daffodil Day – Girls Night In – Pink Ribbon Day – Race for Life – Relay For Life Ambassador Project: What is a Cancer Council SA Ambassador? An Ambassador is a volunteer representative of Cancer Council SA. Cancer Council SA Ambassadors are ordinary South Australians from all walks of life who are connected by their common desire to make a real difference in the fight to beat cancer. Ambassadors partner with Cancer Council SA, taking action to beat cancer in their homes, workplaces, schools, universities, sporting clubs – in fact, everywhere. What will Ambassadors do? Cancer Council SA Ambassadors will have the opportunity to take action on cancer prevention, cancer support and fundraising activities, including: – representing Cancer Council SA at community events – promoting and championing fundraising events – communicating cancer prevention messages – generating awareness of Cancer Council SA’s support services with local community – leading volunteer teams and projects – taking leadership for Cancer Council SA in local communities and workplaces. Cancer Council branches: Branch volunteers do a tremendous amount of work each year in supporting Cancer Council SA, and in so doing create enormous goodwill in their communities. The efforts of Branch members in supporting the major Cancer Council fundraising events, like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day, Girls Night In, Pink Ribbon Day, Relay For Life are excellent, and is especially appreciated. In addition to the above work, most Branches conduct fundraising events of their own using local initiatives to create events that have a local community flavour. Amazing results are achieved through these fundraisers. Part of the role of branches is creating a public awareness of cancer and informing communities about the information and services available to the public. Fundraising is a very important component of the work done by volunteers as funding is required to support research into the causes and treatment of cancer, as well as the provision of information literature and support services for people with cancer and their families. The reasons for becoming involved as a volunteer for Cancer Council are wide and varied, but the common theme is that many people have been through the experience, or know of others who have. Through volunteering a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment is realised in helping others.

Our People

CEO

Professor Brenda Wilson, Chief Executive

Leadership Team

Professor Brenda Wilson was appointed Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA in February 2004. She has an extensive background in the field of health care management and service delivery. As a strategically minded and innovative leader, Professor Wilson possesses enthusiasm, energy and the ability to engage stakeholders and translate strategy into actions and results. Previous appointments include Executive Director, Nursing and Patient Services, Flinders Medical Centre; Chief Executive Hampstead Centre and Director of Nursing and Patient Services Lyell McEwin Health Service. As Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA, Professor Wilson strives to maintain strong relationships with the community, government, the corporate sector and other healthcare agencies which are instrumental to the success of a community-based organisation. She has developed many partnerships and alliances to improve the health care of all South Australians. Professor Wilson has been instrumental in translating Cancer Council SA’s mission to beat cancer through using two key strategies: she has brought respected health professionals across the state to unify their talents in developing a Statewide Cancer Control Plan for SA and with the Board developed a new and bold five year strategic plan for Cancer Council SA. The main areas of work outlined in this plan cover research, prevention and support strategies.

Names of Board Members

Mr Ian Yates AM Ms Juliet Brown Mr Rod Buchecker Professor Dorothy Keefe Associate Professor Bogda Koczwara Mr Peter Vaughan Mr Simon Abraham

Registration Information

ABN

31 469 615 538

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Cancer Council SA receives no direct Government funding; it depends on the generosity of donors to maintain its activities. Remembering Cancer Council SA in your Will is truly a gift for the future. All bequests, large or small, contribute to South Australian cancer control in three main areas: Research Innovation – Each year over $2 million is dedicated to high quality cancer research based in South Australia. LiveSmart – Aiming to improve community knowledge on how to prevent cancer through healthy lifestyle and cancer screening. LiveWell – Supporting people with cancer, their carers, family and friends by delivering people-centred, accessible services. This includes Cancer Council Helpline, free motel accommodation for country cancer patients, transport, community based support groups, counselling, follow-up care, website and multi-lingual resources. Cancer Council SA is able to help put you in contact with a solicitor in your area, should you not have one already in mind.

General Donations

Have you been touched by cancer? Each and every day, around 25 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer. By making a donation to Cancer Council South Australia, you can make a difference. Every dollar raised goes directly towards reducing the impact of cancer. This unique and enviable position for a not-for-profit organisation is only possible thanks to very wise investments made some years ago. On behalf of the many South Australians currently on the cancer journey, we thank you for your generosity.

Other support

Cancer support groups – find the right one for you – Education groups/programs – Cancer Connect – support from others who have had cancer – Practical assistance such as financial support – Counselling – one on one support – Accommodation – city accommodation for country people with cancer – Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 for more information and support.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are an integral part of the extensive services delivered by Cancer Council SA. The work of Cancer Council SA volunteers is highly respected by the South Australian community and exemplified by our commitment to the National Principles for Volunteer Involvement and Management. Cancer Council SA values volunteers and is committed to improving the way in which we work together. We take care to ensure your placement is of real benefit to the community and satisfying for you. Volunteers assist Cancer Council SA in a wide variety of roles. New volunteer roles are created in line with changing community needs. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to: – Make a difference – Share skills and experience – Learn new skills – Teach others – Gain valuable work experience – Meet people and make new friends – Increase your confidence and self esteem.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Each and every day around 25 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer, a disease that will affect one in two people at some time in their lives. Since 1928 Cancer Council SA has worked resolutely to defeat cancer, and create hope for the people it affects, by providing up to date information, practical and emotional support for cancer patients, their families, and carers. We invest in vital research to find new pathways to prevent, treat and cure cancer, and in prevention and early detection campaigns. In addition, we support health professionals with their cancer diagnosis and care by providing the latest evidence-based prevention and treatment information. We are making progress. We know how to prevent at least half of all cancers, through making simple life choices. Advances in early detection and treatment mean that around 60 per cent of people survive cancer, and for those where cure isn’t possible, quality of life can be greatly improved. As the state’s leading independent, cancer-related non-government organisation, Cancer Council SA is uniquely placed as a resource for action, a voice for change and a stalwart champion to continue leading the fight against cancer.

Our Services

Through advocacy, research, education and support, we will minimise the impact of all cancers for all South Australians Guiding principles 1. Reduce cancer risk, increase cancer prevention Outcome: save lives by reducing the number of new cases of cancer 2. Improve the rates of survival when cancer does occur Outcome: a decline in death rates from cancer 3. Optimise cancer care Outcome: people receive effective and best treatment and care 4. Improve the quality of life of people with cancer, cancer survivors and carers Outcome: people receive effective support, which contributes to quality of life 5. Address inequalities in cancer risk and cancer outcomes between more and less advantaged sectors of the community, by addressing the causes Outcome: reduced inequality in cancer incidence and outcomes of care in the community 6. Build for the future through investment in infrastructure and strong cancer research Outcome: research outcomes are translated into effective cancer policy 7. Provide and improve information for cancer control across the spectrum Outcome: all stakeholders will have access to accurate accessible cancer information

Projects in Progress

One of the most effective and rewarding ways of raising funds for Cancer Council SA is by holding large events, which engage the support of the community and provide an opportunity to support the cause in a fun, easy, yet symbolic way. The events held in 2010 are: – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Call to Arms – Daffodil Day – Girls Night In – Pink Ribbon Day – Race for Life – Relay For Life Ambassador Project: What is a Cancer Council SA Ambassador? An Ambassador is a volunteer representative of Cancer Council SA. Cancer Council SA Ambassadors are ordinary South Australians from all walks of life who are connected by their common desire to make a real difference in the fight to beat cancer. Ambassadors partner with Cancer Council SA, taking action to beat cancer in their homes, workplaces, schools, universities, sporting clubs – in fact, everywhere. What will Ambassadors do? Cancer Council SA Ambassadors will have the opportunity to take action on cancer prevention, cancer support and fundraising activities, including: – representing Cancer Council SA at community events – promoting and championing fundraising events – communicating cancer prevention messages – generating awareness of Cancer Council SA’s support services with local community – leading volunteer teams and projects – taking leadership for Cancer Council SA in local communities and workplaces. Cancer Council branches: Branch volunteers do a tremendous amount of work each year in supporting Cancer Council SA, and in so doing create enormous goodwill in their communities. The efforts of Branch members in supporting the major Cancer Council fundraising events, like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day, Girls Night In, Pink Ribbon Day, Relay For Life are excellent, and is especially appreciated. In addition to the above work, most Branches conduct fundraising events of their own using local initiatives to create events that have a local community flavour. Amazing results are achieved through these fundraisers. Part of the role of branches is creating a public awareness of cancer and informing communities about the information and services available to the public. Fundraising is a very important component of the work done by volunteers as funding is required to support research into the causes and treatment of cancer, as well as the provision of information literature and support services for people with cancer and their families. The reasons for becoming involved as a volunteer for Cancer Council are wide and varied, but the common theme is that many people have been through the experience, or know of others who have. Through volunteering a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment is realised in helping others.

Our People

CEO

Professor Brenda Wilson, Chief Executive

Leadership Team

Professor Brenda Wilson was appointed Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA in February 2004. She has an extensive background in the field of health care management and service delivery. As a strategically minded and innovative leader, Professor Wilson possesses enthusiasm, energy and the ability to engage stakeholders and translate strategy into actions and results. Previous appointments include Executive Director, Nursing and Patient Services, Flinders Medical Centre; Chief Executive Hampstead Centre and Director of Nursing and Patient Services Lyell McEwin Health Service. As Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA, Professor Wilson strives to maintain strong relationships with the community, government, the corporate sector and other healthcare agencies which are instrumental to the success of a community-based organisation. She has developed many partnerships and alliances to improve the health care of all South Australians. Professor Wilson has been instrumental in translating Cancer Council SA’s mission to beat cancer through using two key strategies: she has brought respected health professionals across the state to unify their talents in developing a Statewide Cancer Control Plan for SA and with the Board developed a new and bold five year strategic plan for Cancer Council SA. The main areas of work outlined in this plan cover research, prevention and support strategies.

Names of Board Members

Mr Ian Yates AM Ms Juliet Brown Mr Rod Buchecker Professor Dorothy Keefe Associate Professor Bogda Koczwara Mr Peter Vaughan Mr Simon Abraham

Registration Information

ABN

31 469 615 538

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Cancer Council SA receives no direct Government funding; it depends on the generosity of donors to maintain its activities. Remembering Cancer Council SA in your Will is truly a gift for the future. All bequests, large or small, contribute to South Australian cancer control in three main areas: Research Innovation – Each year over $2 million is dedicated to high quality cancer research based in South Australia. LiveSmart – Aiming to improve community knowledge on how to prevent cancer through healthy lifestyle and cancer screening. LiveWell – Supporting people with cancer, their carers, family and friends by delivering people-centred, accessible services. This includes Cancer Council Helpline, free motel accommodation for country cancer patients, transport, community based support groups, counselling, follow-up care, website and multi-lingual resources. Cancer Council SA is able to help put you in contact with a solicitor in your area, should you not have one already in mind.

General Donations

Have you been touched by cancer? Each and every day, around 25 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer. By making a donation to Cancer Council South Australia, you can make a difference. Every dollar raised goes directly towards reducing the impact of cancer. This unique and enviable position for a not-for-profit organisation is only possible thanks to very wise investments made some years ago. On behalf of the many South Australians currently on the cancer journey, we thank you for your generosity.

Other support

Cancer support groups – find the right one for you – Education groups/programs – Cancer Connect – support from others who have had cancer – Practical assistance such as financial support – Counselling – one on one support – Accommodation – city accommodation for country people with cancer – Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 for more information and support.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are an integral part of the extensive services delivered by Cancer Council SA. The work of Cancer Council SA volunteers is highly respected by the South Australian community and exemplified by our commitment to the National Principles for Volunteer Involvement and Management. Cancer Council SA values volunteers and is committed to improving the way in which we work together. We take care to ensure your placement is of real benefit to the community and satisfying for you. Volunteers assist Cancer Council SA in a wide variety of roles. New volunteer roles are created in line with changing community needs. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to: – Make a difference – Share skills and experience – Learn new skills – Teach others – Gain valuable work experience – Meet people and make new friends – Increase your confidence and self esteem.

Our Annual Reports

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