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Join battle and help defeat biggest killer

EVERY day about 65 women in Australia are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer – and sadly, every day around 12 will die from a women’s cancer.

However, the survival rates are on the increase thanks to advancements in research and prevention that the community helps fund by supporting Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon.
The five year survival rate for breast cancer increased by 17 per cent from 1982 to 2012, and the five year survival rate for women with a gynaecological cancer increased by 7 per cent in the same period.
A Cancer Council spokesperson said that to keep up the fight, the Cancer Council needs the community’s support and the Pink Ribbon campaign is one way you can help raise much needed funds which will be used to fight cancer through prevention programs, support services and world-class cancer research.
“Cancer Council works across every type of cancer, and your fundraiser will help make a difference to the women diagnosed with cancer each day,” she said.
“There are many ways your money can help and even the smallest amount will make a difference,” she said.
$5 – Produces a meditation DVD to help women deal with the impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
$10 – Helps pay for an Information Pack to help a woman cope after surgery.
$50 – Helps fund a call to a cancer nurse on 13 11 20, that informs and supports a woman through her cancer diagnosis.
$100 – Helps provide accommodation for a woman who needs to travel and stay away from home to access treatment.
$500 – Covers some of the costs of recruiting women into studies to understand the causes of cancer.
$1200 – Supports research into breast and gynaecological cancers.
“Cancer Council is dedicated to beating women’s cancers through prevention and education initiatives, and raising awareness, while working towards a future where breast and gynaecological cancers are manageable, treatable diseases,” the spokesperson said.