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Canteen support changes lives

Canteen provides life-changing support that gets young people through a world turned upside down by cancer.

Cancer Hub
Helping families impacted by cancer (with children aged 0-25) more easily access support
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Cancer changes everything. We get it

For every $1 invested in Canteen programs, a social value of between $4.40 and $7.65 is estimated for the outcome delivered.

$99+

Million in Social Value

Over a 5-year period

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In our communities for young people and parents

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We're thrilled to announce that Canteen Australia is now on TikTok! This marks a significant milestone for us as we continue our mission to support young people when cancer turns their world upside down. 
Young people diagnosed with cancer will continue getting access to gold standard care through the Youth Cancer Services thanks to the $24.5M in funding announced in the Federal Budget last night. 
Award-winning singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem recently joined Canteen for an intimate screening of her movie, Love is in the Air, with key members of Melbourne’s philanthropic and corporate community to raise awareness and funds for Canteen.
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Canteen were proud to be part of the recent Tour de Cure Snow Ball.
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Canteen, in collaboration with Dancing Road Productions, Kojo Entertainment and The South Australian Film Corporation, recently hosted a double film night at Adelaide Studios.
It’s up to you to decide who you do or don’t tell that you’ve got cancer, and how much you tell them about what’s going on.
Canteen’s iconic National Bandanna Day has so far raised over $35 million to support young people impacted by cancer.
Dealing with cancer can evoke a wide range of emotions. It may be tough to pinpoint what you are feeling and why, but Canteen is here to assist you.
Having accurate information to assist you deal with your cancer while providing you with a sense of control when everything else appears chaotic.
ABOUT CANTEEN
Canteen supports 12-25 year-olds dealing with their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer or the death of a loved one. Our services also now extend to parents, because when they cope better with cancer and communicate openly, their children are likely to experience less distress and anxiety.