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Ask for a donation instead of a birthday present and give comfort to cancer patients

Choosing a special charity close to your heart, is an amazing way for your family, friends or guests to celebrate your wedding day, anniversary or birthday. Share the love and goodness with causes you care about instead of gifts, by asking your guests to donate to the Cancer Society.

A special kind of gift

Richard and Louise had both been touched by cancer in their lives. So when it came time to share their special day with friends and family, they wanted to remember those that sadly could not be with them. The opportunity to donate in lieu of gifts just seemed the right decision. It was a selfless act that felt special to them, to give back to the Cancer Society for all they had done for them.

A birthday with extra meaning

Sarah was getting asked about gifts for her 50th, but she had everything she needed. Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2000 and had chemotherapy for 7 months. "The Cancer Society were amazing! John & I felt so supported and inspired by their work and wanted to give back by raising money." So instead of gifts Sarah created a fundraising page and asked people to donate and spread the word, "the more people that know about the work of the Cancer Society, the greater their impact". She was blown away by the generosity of her friends!

How your fundraising makes a difference

There are many ways that your support makes a difference for people with cancer

1,046,683 km
The distance our volunteers drive patients to treatment every year
The number of nights people stay in our accommodation
Number of supportive care programme attendees
Total spend on research between 2008 and 2019

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