CanTeen is the only organisation in Australia that supports young people aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer, be it their own cancer diagnosis, that of a family member or the death of a loved one. Established by a group of young cancer patients in 1985, CanTeen supports young people while they cope with the physical, psychological and social challenges that cancer brings. Our 24/7 support services include:
- Counselling services (online, phone and face-to-face)
- Programs and services
- Education and leadership programs
- Hospital-based treatment
- Information and resources
A number of fundraising events and activities enable CanTeen to deliver these services— including National Bandanna Day! Now an Australian institution, CanTeen’s Australia-wide fundraising and awareness campaign spans nine months, generating income through the sale of bandannas.
Every year in Australia, more than 23,000 young people are impacted by cancer CanTeen exists to provide practical and emotional support to help young people: explore their feelings about cancer; connect with other young people and, if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide youth-specific treatment teams. CSS has entered into a partnership with CanTeen to further support their work for young people and their families impacted by cancer. Every cent that we raise helps!
CSS held a conference in Noosa in October last year, hosting a corporate golf day on Bandanna Day. With the support of their Supplier Partners and Group Members, CSS were able to raise $7,000 in donations for CanTeen. “It was a great day for all involved and all players supported the cause by purchasing a Bandanna and proudly wearing it throughout the day.” If you think that CanTeen’s services would help you or someone you know, please visit www.canteen.org.au for more information.