Indeed, you are not invited! A non-event fundraiser is the easiest fundraiser you'll ever host! All you need to do is set up a fundraising page, tell your loved ones about it, and ask them to donate to life-saving cancer research. Now more than ever, with businesses folding and regular sponsors going through hard times, it's going to take a country to save this village.
Cure Cancer has been passionate about raising funds for lifesaving research across all cancer types for the last 52 years and need your help more than ever. Why all cancer types? When 9.6 million people die from cancer every year worldwide, they don't pick and choose the cancers they fight.
It's estimated that 147,956 cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year, in Australia alone, hence this crucial work needs to continue. Get creative and make it fun while in isolation for your stay-at-home gala. From a black-tie event to birthday celebrations and virtual World's Biggest Dinner, you could initiate asking for donations equal to the amount your friends and guests would expect to spend coming to such an event.
Your virtual dinner could be anything from a pizza-making competition through to a matched wine degustation. Brainstorm with like-minded pals and see what ideas emanate. You can sign up for your virtual dinner HERE or you could simply DONATE. For more fun and innovative ideas for fundraisers, SEE HERE and HERE.
Many of us will not be with our mums this Mother's Day, but nonetheless, it doesn't mean we won't be thinking of them or making it special for them. You've still got time (orders close 26 April) to buy a special limited edition Mother's Day Big Hug Box to show them you care and do good at the same time. All profits go towards supporting life-saving cancer research and The Big Hug Box is proud to donate 100% of its proceeds; so order your box HERE. There's sterling silver jewellery, handmade polished concrete trinket bowl, organic bamboo pillowcases and more.
You could also grab a Mini Random Hug of Kindness Box for someone who needs it most. Filled with comforting and practical gifts, this gift will be sent to cancer patients undergoing treatment, bringing them joy during this difficult period. You could also get a more generous, heartfelt Random Hug of Kindness Box and it will also be sent to cancer patients like its mini version. Grab a few Cure Cancer Wristbands and show your support for Cancer Researchers and their innovative, ground-breaking research. You'll also find other handy little items like pens, boom sticks, lens cloth, tees, tote bags, caps, aprons and more via the SHOP.
Looking after our own health is just as important and Cure Cancer's AmbassadorZoe Bingley-Pullin has pulled together a fantastic Immune Cheat Sheet to help you stay strong over the coming months. You'll find her brilliant tips and recipes HERE. She takes a holistic approach to immunity and that means not just taking care of our diet, but also taking care of our mental health and lifestyle practices, especially during these incredibly challenging times we are living through.
In the midst of this global pandemic, blood cancer researchers like Dr Mellissa Cantley know how important it is to continue their work. During this time, many are fighting or being diagnosed with cancer and so research is vital to enable advancements that'll improve patient quality of life and survival. There are so many ways to help and a plethora of ideas await on the website. Follow the Facebook page and stay updated.