Letter to the Editor – Relay For Life 2015

Thank you, thank you…6000 times!

To the 6000 energised and wonderful people who participated in Relay For Life around the state over the last couple of months…thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  You’ve helped to make the lives of many people a little easier by helping to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians.

Read more in our letter to the Editor here: Letter to Editor Relay For Life

Cancer Council Update February 2015
Cancer Council’s Raylene Cox appears on ABC Radio to talk about World Cancer day and a range of other local  activities and initiatives from CCT.
Hear Raylene discuss what’s happening here:  Raylene Cox WCD TO AIR
Living with Cancer Education Program – new ways forward
CCT’s Director of Cancer Support Services, Raylene Cox, was recently on ABC Radio 936 Hobart speaking about a new initiative involving video linking sessions between centres,  The first trial occurred between Launceston and Burnie and showed great promise for continued success.
Hear Raylene talk about the program here:   ABC Radio Interview with Raylene Cox
Cancer Council Tasmania advises all Tasmanians to check the credentials of ANYONE seeking to fundraise, so that all Tasmanians can have confidence in whom they are supporting. Cancer Council Tasmania DOES NOT doorknock or telemarket (telephone calls to Tasmanians homes or businesses). Our major fund-raising activities include annual events such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and Relay for Life. The only public fundraising Cancer Council undertakes is for national events Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day, when the Tasmanian public can purchase official merchandise from authorised Cancer Council staff and volunteers. There are many reputable organisations which conduct a range of other activities. Always ask for identification from door to door and street fundraising collectors
  • If contacted by phone ask for a return phone number before you consider providing any personal, credit card or online account details
  • Ask for a receipt. Make sure it has the charity’s details on it including an ABN
  • Do not provide your personal, credit card or online account details unless you know it is a trusted source
  • Do not open suspicious or unsolicited emails – delete them
  • If you think that there is something wrong, contact the charity directly and alert them of your concerns

Cancer Council Tasmania relies on more than 90% of its funding from Tasmanians …. the Tasmanian public, Tasmanians businesses and organisations. All funds raised for Cancer Council Tasmania stay in Tasmania and are spent providing support and services to Tasmanians and their families living with cancer.Penny Egan Cancer Council Tasmania

QUIT TASMANIA 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY  Cancer Council Tasmania today celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of Quit Tasmania. “It is fitting that in Cancer Council’s Tasmania’s 20th Year, we are also able to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Quit Tasmania,” Cancer Council Tasmania CEO Penny Egan said. Read More

CEO HAWTHORN PINK GUARD OF HONOR 29th July 2014 Cancer Council of Tasmania today announced it will again be Hawthorn’s Match Day Charity for the Pink Guard of Honour on Sunday, August 3. Cancer Council of Tasmania CEO Penny Egan said all funds raised will contribute toward continued cancer research, education and support programs for Tasmanians affected by cancer. Read more

RELAUNCH OF ‘ZITA’S STORY’ QUIT CAMPAIGN 23 July 2014 “I want them to see how it tears apart a family.” These were the words of Zita Roberts, who died in 2007. Commencing July 24, Quit Tasmania will relaunch of “Zita’s Story” on Tasmanian television.  Read more TASMANIAN MEN FALLING BEHIND 25 June 2014 Cancer Council Tasmania said today new figures released about adults participating in the National Bowel Screening Program are very concerning. Read More

DRY JULY – SUPPORT CANCER COUNCIL TASMANIA 18 June 2014 Cancer Council Tasmania is being supported for the first time by national charity fundraiser Dry July. Read More CANCER COUNCIL TASMANIAN – DRY JULY LAUNCH 17 June 2014 Cancer Council Tasmania invites the Tasmania media TOMORROW to the launch of Dry July. Read More

Cancer Council Fellowship Awarded

16 June 2014 Cancer Council Tasmania, in partnership with the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health, today announced its major $95,000 Fellowship to Launceston researcher, Dr Mai Frandsen. Read More

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK – “check under the hood”

12 June 2014 Cancer Council Tasmania is encouraging Tasmanian men over 50 to “check under the hood” and screen for bowel cancer for Men’s Health Week (June 11-17). Read More


March 2014

Bowel Cancer Screen study needs male participants

20 March 2014

A Tasmanian bowel cancer screening project is seeking more male participants…Read more

New vitamin D guidelines for Tasmanians released

19 March 2014

New guidelines released today will help Tasmanians combat their greater risk of vitamin D deficiency…Read more

Election priorities to support Tasmanians with cancer

6 March 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania today released its State election priorities for the next Government to implement to support Tasmanians with cancer…Read more

Footy tipsters winners for cancer support

6 March 2014

An AFL football tipping competition which started in Hobart with just 15 tipsters is reaping rich rewards for Cancer Council Tasmania….Read more


February 2014

Quad bike riders raising funds for cancer

25 February 2014

A big group of Tasmanian quad bike riders will set off soon on a 1,000 km week-long trip to raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania…Read more

Tasmanians urged to support Relay For Life

23 February 2014 

Tasmanian actor and entertainer John Xintavelonis today urged Tasmanians to support Cancer Council Tasmania’s annual Relay For Life…Read more

Hawthorn players support Relay For Life participants

22 February 2014

A group of players from the Hawthorn Football Club joined Relay For Life participants in Launceston tonight to support their efforts in the event…Read more

Tasmanian schools should check UV alerts

17 February 2014

Tasmanian schools have been urged to check the daily Ultraviolet (UV) Index to protect children from harmful sun damage and possible skin cancer when they are older…Read more

Seize the Day Awards helping young Tasmanians

6 February 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania has announced the recipients of its Seize the Day Awards Scholarships for young people impacted by a cancer diagnosis themselves or that of a close family member…Read more

No evidence e-cigarettes are safe

6 February 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania has supported calls by health authorities for Tasmanians to be aware that some e-cigarettes may contain life-threatening doses of nicotine….Read more

Talking about cancer

4 February 2014

A Tasmanian Catholic priest has emphasised the importance of talking about cancer at an information session today organised by Cancer Council Tasmania to mark World Cancer Day…Read more

BreastScreen Tasmania’s important milestone

3 February 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania today congratulated BreastScreen Tasmania on celebrating its 21st birthday….Read more

January 2014

Funding boost for Quit advertising

24th January 2014

The Tasmanian Government and Tasmania Medicare Local today announced a major funding boost for Cancer Council Tasmania to significantly increase its anti-smoking advertising…Read more

Australia Day celebrations to help Cancer Council

20th January 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania will benefit from an Australia Day celebration at Westbury in northern Tasmania…Read more

Living with cancer education program

9 January 2014

Tasmanians affected by cancer will have the opportunity to take part in an education program in Launceston next month being run by Cancer Council Tasmania….Read more

December 2013

Be Sun Smart at the Taste of Tasmania

27 December 2013

Taste of Tasmania patrons have today been warned to protect themselves for harmful and damaging Ultraviolet (UV) radiation….Read more

Relay for Life in North West 

11 December 2013

Planning is well underway for Cancer Council Tasmania’s Relay For Life in the North West….Read more

Glen Dhu Primary goes purple for Relay For Life

 11 December 2013

A Tasmanian primary school is going purple today to support Cancer Council Tasmania’s annual Relay For Life….Read more

Relay for Life launched by cancer survivor

10 December 2013

A man diagnosed with cancer 34 years ago, who has since walked 19,500 kilometres to raise awareness about cancer, today launched Cancer Council Tasmania’s annual Relay For Life….Read more

Golfers’ support cancer patients and Wig Library

 6 December 2013

A much needed Wig Library for Tasmanian cancer patients is up and running in Launceston….Read more

Walk to raise awareness of cancer 

 2 December 2013  

A Tasmanian man is honouring a promise to his dying mother to raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania….Read more

November 2013

Rise in tobacco tax welcomed

30 November

Cancer Council Tasmania has welcomed the Australian Government’s tobacco excise increase of 12.5 per cent which starts tomorrow (1 December)…Read more

Football community supports Cancer Council Tasmania

28 November 2013

Cancer Council Tasmania CEO, Penny Egan, today praised the fundraising efforts of Tasmania’s North West football community….Read more