Pop the kettle on this week to help beat cancer!

Want to help the more than 3600 Gold Coasters set to be diagnosed with cancer this year?

Pop the kettle on and raise your tea cups this Thursday for Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

This year, Cancer Council are hoping to raise more than $2.5 million through the initiative, with the money to be used for cancer research, education and local support services.


Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great way for Aussies to support the one in two Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, as well as their loved ones.

“Each of the thousands of morning teas that will take place in workplaces, communities and peoples’ homes play a vital role in ensuring Cancer Council can continue to provide a wide range of support services across Australia to those affected by cancer. In addition to support services, Cancer Council also works in the areas of cancer research, prevention and advocacy.

“Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity to gather your friends and loved ones together to raise vital funds to ensure Cancer Council can continue its vital work, including support for those affected by cancer. It also can provide an opportunity to start a conversation about cancer. This year, we want to encourage Australians to take the opportunity at their morning tea to talk about how to support someone living with cancer and to remind them about how Cancer Council can help.”

Gold Coasters wanting to get involved can do so by making a donation, registering to host your own Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 25 (or anytime throughout May or June), or joining in with a friend or community event at biggestmorningtea.com.au or 1300 65 65 85.

While the official event date for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Thursday 25 May 2017, morning teas can be hosted anytime in May or June. For more information, visit: biggestmorningtea.com.au/