WITH 280 people diagnosed with cancer in Campaspe Shire every year, the region is encouraged to make every cuppa count.
As part of the 25th year of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, people can host a morning tea this May or June for the Cancer Council.
This year’s official Australia’s BMT date is Thursday, May 24 but events can be held throughout May and June.
Cancer Council Victoria head of fundraising Andrew Buchanan said BMT hosts have had an incredible impact on cancer outcomes in 25 years.
‘‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea supporters have raised more than $30 million since the event began in 1994, helping to increase Victoria’s cancer survival rates by almost 20 per cent,’’ he said.
‘‘Every minute, every hour, every day someone is impacted by cancer – and with the support of the community we are able to continue our vital work in cancer research, prevention and support services.
‘‘We invite every Campaspe Shire resident to join thousands of others across the state hosting events in their homes, offices and schools.’’
The funds raised through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will help provide support to people will cancer as well as their families and friends.
Cancer Council Victoria provides a number of support services for people affected by cancer, including Cancer Council 131120, an information and support line staffed by experienced cancer nurses.
Last year, more than 11,400 Victorians called to receive information or support, and many made use of other Cancer Council support programs.
Cancer Council Victoria is hoping to recruit 7900 hosts with the aim of raising $3.3 million for cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
Host a morning tea and help make a difference for the 90 Victorians diagnosed with cancer every day. To register or for information, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300656585.