14 November, 2012
Cancer Affects Everything Campaign
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15 June, 2012
Charity meets holiday in Stayz Give & Getaway
Australia's leading holiday rental site Stayz.com.au, are hosting their third annual Give & Getaway for Charity holiday auctions. For 50 days from the 15 June to 03 August, in collaboration with generous property owners, Stayz will auction off 50 beautiful holiday rental getaways with 100% of the winning bid proceeds donated to CanTeen and the RSPCA.
Over the 50 day period, an inspiring holiday rental getaway will be auctioned each and every day, with getaways varying from 5-night mid-week stays to 2 or 3 night weekends. All holiday auction bids will start at $50, and registered participants will be able to bid in $10 increments. The properties span a wide variety of holiday destinations across Australia, from Queensland's Sunshine Coast to New South Wales' South Coast, from Launceston in Tasmania to Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road, plus there's a wide range of properties available including beach houses, country cottages and even an eco-friendly permanent tent.
Roz Taylor, CanTeen's National Partnership Manager said: "CanTeen is delighted to be part of the Stayz Give & Getaway. Funds raised for CanTeen will give young people living with cancer, and their families, the opportunity to have their own getaway from the daily stresses that they experience in the hospital and the home as the result of a cancer diagnosis.
"Every year in Australia, thousands of young people are suddenly confronted with a cancer diagnosis, whether it is their own or that of a parent, brother or sister. CanTeen helps young people learn how to deal with the emotional, physical and practical issues of living with cancer so they can take back control of their lives. CanTeen is also committed to providing support to the families of those who have been affected by cancer, so that no young person has to go through cancer alone. Every successful getaway bid for CanTeen is an investment in the future of young Australians who are living with and have been affected by cancer."
Heather Neil, CEO of RSPCA Australia said: "RSPCA cares for more than 150,000 animals each year and investigates 50,000 complaints of cruelty and neglect. With less than three per cent of the RSPCA's operational funding coming from government, we rely on the generosity of Australians to keep our doors open and we are incredibly grateful for Stayz' support. Funds raised through this initiative will support the work of the RSPCA in caring for and re-homing animals, investigating cases of animal abuse and cruelty and campaigning for stronger animal protection laws in Australia."
Anton Stanish, Stayz Group General Manager adds: "Over the past two years, we have raised more than $130,000 from the auctions, so we are very excited about this year's campaign. All campaign proceeds will be directly donated between both charities, so we're urging people to get online, find a great holiday rental getaway and support these worthy causes. We have some amazing properties on board this year and of course, the charity auction would not be possible without the generosity of our property owners who have kindly donated a stay at their holiday rental in support of these great causes."
Visit the auctions at www.giveandgetaway.stayz.com.au.au and follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StayzAU.
February 28, 2012
New CEO Announcement
CanTeen Board, staff and Members are excited to announce the appointment of Peter Orchard as the new Chief Executive Officer.
Peter brings both the expertise and vision to lead CanTeen into the next exciting phase and is passionate about working alongside and empowering young people. He is proficient in establishing youth specific models of care, having overseen the establishment of 30 new headspace services across Australia, and has excellent credentials managing Government, Health and other senior stakeholders to drive positive change.
Peter’s marked achievements in leading a large multi-disciplinary team and securing major funding at both headspace and subsequently in a successful consulting career exemplifies his credibility in the sector and his appointment marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for CanTeen.
Peter begins his journey with CanTeen on 7 March 2012 and is looking forward to leading the organisation in to the future and achieving great things for young people living with cancer.
December 02, 2011
Just over a month after legendary Perth hip hop artist and SBX crew member Robert Hunter's passing, the long awaited Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen compilation album that he put together is released on Friday the 2nd of December.
The album, which features the Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Koolism and of course Hunter himself, has developed into a double CD album, featuring a number of established and up-and-coming Australian hip hop artists.
The 32 track various artists double album will be available in stores nationally and on iTunes internationally RRP $24.95, with 100% of the proceeds going to the not-for-profit organisation CanTeen.
Hunter passed away on Thursday the 20th of October at Murdoch Hospice, Western Australia, after a two-year battle with cancer. His mother Trish and son Marley survive him.
SBX crew member Porsah Laine, who worked with Hunter on the CanTeen compilation album said, "I was hoping that Hunter would see the completion of his amazing project, but I'm happy the pain has gone. He's set a standard for us all to, even in the face of death, follow your passion, and always help others."
Suffa from the Hilltop Hoods said about the album in a promotional video earlier this year that it was "Good music for a good cause, you'd kind of be a prick if you didn't buy the album".
SBX queen Layla said, "I feel truly honoured to be a part of this quality release, supporting such an important cause."
Executive music producer Dazastah said, "It's a mammoth album to listen to but it's awesome, it has got a really good vibe about it."
For further information on the album and the artists, fact sheet and full media kit please visit ozhiphopsupportscanteen.com or click here.
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October 12, 2011
Dear CanTeen Friend,
After eight years leading CanTeen through a period of amazing growth, our CEO Andrew Young will be leaving us at the end of the year and embarking on his own new journey.
In the past eight years, CanTeen’s total Membership has more than doubled and the number of people we employ has increased from 35 to nearly 100. We’ve established world-recognised research capacity and implemented a wide range of successful new services supporting young people. Total funds raised has increased from $4m to over $22m pa.
At the same time, we have embarked on an ambitious agenda of change, seeking to establish the world’s best Youth Cancer treatment and support services throughout Australia. With $50m committed combined funding from the Australian Government, the State governments and our outstanding corporate partner the Sony Foundation, along with the collaboration of many partners including COSA and several other NFP organisations, we are now more than half-way to achieving our goals.
From January, Andrew will be the Executive Director of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI). CSI’s role is helping to deliver beneficial social impact in Australia through teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of public debate and Andrew hopes to use what he’s learned at CanTeen in pursuit of this mission.
I, and the Board and MAC of CanTeen, wish Andrew the very best in his future endeavours.
I know it’s sad (you can grab the tissues later!), but Andrew’s departure also comes at a great time for CanTeen:
The Board has implemented a plan to find a stupendous new CEO to lead us into the next phase of our development. We have appointed the very fancy recruitment firm Heidrick and Struggles to help us in this search. We’ll keep you updated throughout the process.
In the meantime, it’s going to be ‘business as usual’ for programs, research, Youth Cancer Fund, marketing & fundraising, corporate services and all our teams. Andrew will continue to be part of CanTeen until Christmas and by then we hope to be able to let you know about CanTeen’s new CEO.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact the Board via Andrew, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National President & Chair, CanTeen Board
CanTeen Media Releases
- Launch of Offspring Support Program - 12 August 2010
- Internet+Cancer+CanTeen = Unprecedented Support - 6 July 2010
- The Forgotten Mourners - Young People Dealing with Death in the Family - 4 May 2010
- CanTeen and Sony Foundation launch national fundraising campaign for youth cancer - 1 March 2010
- Cancer suck big time - Now What? - 24 February 2010
Partner Media Releases
- Feel good about your next holiday knowing that the cost of accommodation is going to CanTeen - 7 June 2010
Bi-Presidential - 25 February 2010
The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is run by the Australian Government as a communication channel between the Government, young people (aged 15 - 24) and the organisations that work with, for and on behalf of young people (also known as the youth sector). It is about engaging young people and the youth sector in on-going public debate and getting their input on important issues and practical solutions that affect young people's lives now and in the future.
The AYF has a Youth Engagement Steering Committee, which has a new Chairman - CanTeen President Ms Annie Schmitz!! Our sincere congratulations to Annie for this election and what a great example of leadership development in CanTeen playing a wider role in community.
Check out the AYF at: www.youth.gov.au/ayf/home.htm
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