Ride for a reason
Ride for a reason is a way for cyclists to make a difference and ride to beat cancer during the Santos Tour Down Under in January. The inspiring Ride for a reason team trains together with five time Tour de France rider, Olympian and Santos Tour Down Under winner Patrick Jonker and fundraises in the lead-up to the Santos Tour Down Under, with every dollar helping to beat cancer. In 2018, 1,268 riders opted to Ride for a reason, earning exclusive Santini kit as they hit their fundraising targets. While extreme weather sadly forced a cancellation of the Challenge Tour in 2018, we look forward to a bigger and better 2019—which features the newly introduced Distance Challenge, where participants can set their own goal to achieve over the 11 days of Tour Week. No matter the Challenge, cyclists will be riding with a powerful reason in their heart.
People's Choice Credit Union Undies Run for Bowel Cancer
A record number of 1,611 people stripped down and ran in their undies in January for the sixth annual Undies Run for Bowel Cancer presented by People’s Choice Credit Union. Opened to families of all ages and headed by The Bachelor’s Matty J and Miss Universe Olivia Bridges, the day was a huge success. Participants completed the 2.3km People’s Choice Classic circuit of the Santos Tour Down Under—wearing nothing but their undies—and raised over $200,000 for bowel cancer screening, support and research. Since beginning in 2013, this event has raised more than $865,000 for Cancer Council SA and significantly increased the awareness for one of South Australia’s largest cancer killers.
The March Charge
The March Charge provides an opportunity for everyone, no matter what their fitness level, to get healthy and tell cancer where to go. Participants set their own running or walking challenge throughout March, committing to go the distance by pushing themselves to achieve their fitness and fundraising milestones. Since 2017, the event has raised almost $1.5 million nationally.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, over 2,300 individuals, community groups and workplaces across South Australia raised a cuppa for a cause and hosted their own Biggest Morning Tea. Together, our amazing hosts raised over $1 million for cancer research, prevention and support.
As Cancer Council’s flagship event, Daffodil Day is the day for all Australian’s to donate to cancer research. In 2017, over 780 volunteers contributed 3,550 hours to help bring bursts of yellow to communities across South Australia servicing 144 flower and merchandise sites. Together with our generous national and state supporters, Daffodil Day raised in excess of $314,000.
Relay For Life
Relay For Life is a global movement that brings communities together to fundraise for Cancer Council. Teams of friends, families, schools and colleagues raise money in the lead-up to an overnight event where team members take turns walking around a track, to signify that cancer never sleeps, so neither do we. Organised by passionate, local volunteers, each Relay event is an experience that will stay with you forever. We host activities designed to celebrate survivors and recognise their carers. We honour those we’ve lost during our candlelight ceremony, and we continue to raise funds to support people affected by cancer, fund research and improve cancer prevention. This year, 2,420 people took part in nine Relays around the state, with millions more around the world, walking thousands of kilometres to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer.
Content printed from https://cancersa.org.au/impact-report-2017-2018/community-support/events