What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions yet?

Making New Year’s Resolutions is one of the best ways to get started  on your path towards self-improvement, transition and promise for the future.

Below we’ve put together a short list of some fun and creative resolutions you might want to adopt – or adapt! But don’t be distracted if you think you’ve seen them before because our little twist to these gems is that every single one of them can contribute to the fight against cancer!

Give more: Giving back to the community is something many of us aspire to do – but when life gets in the way, our good intentions can be pushed down the list of priorities. Signing up to a program such as the ACRF’s Partners in the Cure can be a great, fuss-free way to give back! This regular giving program means that you can choose a certain amount to be deducted from your account regularly, helping us to fight cancer for patients (and their families) of this generation and the next.

Get fit: Upcoming fun runs, marathons, bike rides and ocean swims give you a fantastic fitness goal to work towards, and there are so many to choose from! Get a team together, or take on the challenge solo, and be sure to set a fundraising target to give yourself even more inspiration to train harder and reach those goals!

Get travelling: Have you always wanted to travel more? Are the Seven Wonders of the World calling your name? Well, in 2014 the ACRF would be thrilled to help you organise the trip of a lifetime in conjunction with a cancer fundraising target! Our International Charity Challenges will see you travelling the world, experiencing spectacular landscapes and being inspired by the fact that you are helping cancer research scientists get ever closer to finding the cancer cures.

Give it up: Whether it’s too much caffeine, shopping, cake or cigarettes, the funds you save by giving up these indulgences will, when donated to the ACRF, go towards research with the power to beat cancer. Or if you’ve got an upcoming celebration and feel like you really don’t need all those gift cards and bottles of wine why not organise to have your friends and family donate to cancer research in lieu of gifts?

Get social: Everybody loves a party! From a local cake stall to a fancy grand ball, you are guaranteed to have an incredible experience when organising a social event for cancer research. It puts you in touch with new neighbours, businesses and social networks, and at the same time, it spreads the word about the cause you care about most.

At the ACRF, our mission for 2014 fund even more cancer research in Australia, helping our cancer scientists to take leaps and bounds in the lab, towards better treatments and cures for all types of cancer.

So whatever your New Year’s Resolution, please consider your fundraising options and support us! Our wonderful staff are always happy to discuss your ideas and offer advice on how best to fundraise and promote your initiative. Please call us on 1300 884 988 or email fundraising@acrf.com.au!