Where the money goes – how your generosity helps.

Where the money goes

With your help, we’re getting closer to a cancer free future every minute, every hour, every day.

General Donations In-Memoriam are directed to Cancer Council SA’s area of greatest need.

These funds may be used across the organisation, including funding our research projects that find new and better ways to treat and detect cancer, prevention programs that empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and support services that help to ease the burden.

Please know that donations received will make a difference to so many South Australians impacted by cancer.

And, because at Cancer Council SA we recognise your personal connection to cancer, there is the opportunity for you to choose to donate to specific cancer types so that you can be reassured in the knowledge that you are taking real action in the area most relevant to you while contributing to our ongoing impact across the whole spectrum of cancer.

Find out more about the impact you're making


We know that preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of creating a cancer free future. Through your support, we are able to develop programs that encourage and empower people to lead healthier lifestyles to help reduce their cancer risk.


Nationally, we fund more cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. Here in South Australia, Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project has funded more than 200 South Australian research initiatives across a range of cancers. With your support, we will continue working towards the next cancer breakthrough.

Support and Information Services

We offer a range of support services to all South Australians affected by cancer when they need it most. Last year alone, we provided information and support to more than 5,000 South Australian families through Cancer Council 13 11 20. Through your support we will be able to offer this vital service for years to come.