- 16 April 2019
- Local Media Releases
This Wednesday morning, Canberra’s Top 10 VIP Morning Tea Hosts will get together to launch Cancer Council ACT’s 2019 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea campaign.
Everyone is encouraged to brush up on their baking skills, share recipes and at the same time help people in the Canberra region affected by cancer.
Cancer Council ACT is seeking local individuals, workplaces and community groups to host an event to raise funds for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The official date is 23 May but you can host your tea any time in May or June.
Cancer Council ACT’s Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Turner, is encouraging people to gather family, friends, colleagues and community together over a cuppa and treats, to help raise funds to support those affected by cancer.
“Together we gain strength in numbers and getting together to raise funds through a morning tea can go a long way to helping those in need,” Ms Turner said.
Every dollar raised through Australia's Biggest Morning Tea helps fund Cancer Council’s life-saving research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.
“One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 and close to 1,600 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the ACT in the next 12 months,” Ms Turner said.
“Engaging the community in events such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea not only improves awareness about cancer and prevention, it shows how everyone in the community can have an impact in working towards a cancer free future,” said Ms Turner.
Hosts can register today to receive a free morning tea host kit with everything needed to plan their event at www.biggestmorningtea.com.au
WHO: Cancer Council ACT & Top 10 VIP Hosts
WHAT: Cancer Council ACT’s 2019 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Launch
WHY: Raise funds to support those affected by cancer in the ACT region
WHERE: Cancer Council ACT office - Unit 1, 173 Strickland Crescent Deakin ACT
LAUNCH: 10.30am Wednesday, 17 March 2019.