New Year. New Goals. Welcome to 2015.

Calendar with booksWe’re so excited to be starting off 2015 with some great opportunities for supporters to get involved in and help reach those New Year’s resolutions!

If you’re interested in bringing some positive karma to your 2015, read up on some of our great fundraising opportunities below:

Lose it

In 2014 we saw many brave, wonderful supporters shave or cut off their lovely long hair to help raise funds for cancer research. Many of our head-shave heroes did so in support of loved ones battling cancer, or in memory of those they have sadly lost.

They raised an incredible amount for cancer research in Australia and many, in addition to this most generous act of bravery, donated their lovely hair to the Beautiful Lengths program, which makes wigs for patients currently being treated for cancer.

So, if you feel like you’re due for a change in the hair department, why not make a fundraising goal out of it? You can read more about our head-shave program here.

Move it

Many people add at least one health and fitness goal to their New Year’s resolutions. Fitness fundraising doesn’t have to be about running a marathon – there are so many other ways you can be active while raising funds for cancer research!

This year we have a fantastic, and very exclusive, opportunity for 10 fundraisers to travel to France and take on one of the stages of the world famous Tour de France! The ACRF is the only Australian charity providing spots in L’Etape du Tour.

If cycling isn’t one of your strengths, that’s ok – we have so many fitness and endurance events coming up! Take a look at our events calendar to see what’s on.

Plan it

If you’re not much of a fitness event lover, but feel like you still want to do something, put your events planning skills to the test and organise a fundraising event for cancer research!

From local events such as a true-blue Aussie sausage sizzle, to big fancy gala balls, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you want to do to help put an end to cancer for future generations.

Our wonderful fundraising team is always available to talk through any ideas you may have and help you organise or sort through the nitty-gritty details. 

Work it

Many of us working full-time can find it hard to create time outside of work to help our favourite causes. But did you know that by simply opting to donate on a regular basis you’ll be providing our amazing cancer researchers with a stable future to continue their life-saving work?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to give back to the community in 2015 why not sign up to be a Workplace Giver?

And if work isn’t on the cards, but you still like the sound of regular gifts to cancer research, you can sign up as an ACRF Partner in the Cure. Our regular giving program is a great way to ensure you’re doing your part to help end cancer.

Whatever your goals for 2015 may be, we wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous year and thank you very much for your dedication to helping us reach our goal – to end cancer for good.

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!

Continue reading “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?”

Happy New Year – 2014

We wish all of our wonderful donors and supporters a very Happy New Year. After a quick break for Christmas, the ACRF office is once again humming with activity – we’re very excited for what 2014 will bring!

Of course, this year, our mission is to 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. The technologies and equipment we fund are designed to speed up this very important discovery process, and we are confident that we will be able to share many promising research developments with you this year.

Each of us has a role to play in the defeat of cancer, and at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, we are always hoping to meet our passionate supporters. Please phone us at any time if you would like to make a donation, or get active in your community by taking part in a fundraising event. We’d love to hear from you – 1300 884 988; info@acrf.com.au.

Wishing you all the best for a positive start to 2014,

From the ACRF team.