How You Can Help Cure Cancer This October

With only three months left in 2020, here’s your opportunity to make a meaningful impact this year by supporting vital research in a way that suits you. From BarbeCUREs to Spooky Streams, Cure Cancer have initiatives that you and your loved ones can take part in to support their brilliant cancer researchers, dedicated to making this the last generation to die from cancer.

Take a look below to see how you can get involved.


2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. Lockdowns and restrictions have meant we’ve stopped doing all sorts of things - shaking hands, sitting next to each other and going to meetings, but Cure Cancer hasn’t stopped raising money to support Australia’s brilliant young cancer researchers.

With the weather warming up, it’s time to grab your tongs and aprons – the tastiest cancer fundraising campaign, BarbeCURE, is back!

All you have to do is turn your next barbecue into a BarbeCURE and help Cure Cancer continue funding life-saving cancer research the Australian way.

Together, we can help them raise $250,000 to fund two more ground-breaking research projects and reach their $1million target.

Register a BarbeCURE this October to ensure that cancer research doesn’t stop.

The Buddy Box

For as little as $39, you can help support a child undergoing cancer treatment by sending them a Buddy Box . In your gift they will receive a care pack filled with fun, practical and empowering products to support them through their cancer journey.

Buddy Boxes contain items such as water bottles to stay hydrated during treatment and cosy bed socks for overnight hospital stays, as well as fun, interactive games and toys to help take their minds off gruelling therapy rounds.

Not only will your generosity brighten a young cancer patients’ day, all profits will be invested back into cancer research in the hope that future generations can live in a world where cancer no longer poses a threat.

Be a buddy to a young cancer patient at a time when they need it most and purchase a Buddy Box today .


The 2020 Virtual City2Surf is almost here and Cure Cancer is excited to announce their line-up of superstar ambassadors taking part in the online run!

Joining them this year are Australia's Biggest Loser trainer Shannan Ponton, TV Journalist Rae Johnston, AFL Star Glenn Manton and nutritionists Zoe Bingley-Pullin and Michele Chevalley Hedge.

You too can take on the race by signing up for October 18’s virtual event. All participants will also receive a limited edition City2Surf 50th anniversary medal.

Sign up today as a general runner or Charity Superstar (with a $500 fundraising target) and hit the ground running for vital cancer research.


Planning to do some online retail therapy? Here’s your chance to shop and support cancer research.

Cure Cancer is proud to be a part of PayPal’s Give at Checkout campaign. All you need to do to get involved is select Cure Cancer as your chosen charity at checkout and add a $1 donation to your PayPal order.

Fun fact: If the 7 million Australian PayPal users each donated $1, Cure Cancer could fund 70 novel cancer research projects and be one step closer to finding a cure.

Help make this a reality.


Grab your treats and your controllers, the spookiest streaming campaign of the year is approaching – HallowSTREAM !

Become a Cure Cancer Superhero Streamer this October and don your costume to stream your gameplay online and help fund innovative cancer research.

Host your Spooky Stream on October 31 for a fang-tastic night of streaming and mystery monster prizes for the highest fundraiser and best-dressed streamer.

Swimming 4A Cure

Cure Cancer superstar Helen Rubin is back with her latest initiative - Swimming 4A Cure !

Wherever you live, no matter your fitness level, you can swim your way to becoming a hero and help fight cancer.

Join her any time between October to December and take on the Swimming 4A Cur challenge individually or with your friends, family, and colleagues. Weekly prizes are available for participants - register today .


Did you know you can donate shares and dividends? Smaller shares can sometimes be more hassle than they’re worth. Selling them can cost as much or more than their actual value, but by donating the shares you can put them to excellent use and simplify your portfolio.

Cure Cancer is partnering with ShareGift to make donating shares and dividends easy and tax efficient for you. Because ShareGift is a charity themselves, there are no brokerage fees.

If the value of the shares or dividends is $200 or more, you can nominate Cure Cancer to receive the value. Simply use the ShareGift donation form for shares or dividends and nominate Cure Cancer to receive your donation. You’ll also receive a receipt from ShareGift to use for tax purposes.

Donations you make to ShareGift are anonymous, but Cure Cancer would be delighted to know of your intentions so they can thank you personally. Get in touch by phoning 02 8072 6110 or emailing at

(Please note that all shares held in Australian publicly listed companies may be sold)

Make A Donation

In 2020, 145,483 cases of cancer are estimated to be diagnosed in Australia. That’s an increase of over 1,000 people diagnosed in 2019. Every one of those undergoing, or about to undergo, treatment for cancer will be acutely aware of the increased threat they face from COVID-19.

Their dependency on your generosity cannot be underestimated. Help change the outcome of cancer in Australia and please make a donation today to support life-saving cancer research.

To learn more about Cure Cancer, click here.

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