The CanDo Family is a community of generous Australians helping young people stand up to cancer by giving a regular monthly gift.
Every single day, 63 more young people in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer or will find out a parent or sibling has cancer. A monthly gift to Canteen helps to provide vital support to these young Aussies in need. After just six months of support from Canteen, almost two thirds of young people impacted by cancer report improvements in their mental health and overall wellbeing.
Why is monthly giving so valuable?
A monthly gift to Canteen means you are providing the many vital peer and professional support services needed by young people living with cancer across Australia. Our CanDo Family further enables us to effectively plan well into the future, so that no young person will ever have to face the challenges of cancer alone. Each month, we count on the life changing generosity of our CanDo Family to ensure that we are in the corner of every young Aussie when cancer crashes into their lives. You fund therapeutic programs, counselling sessions, youth friendly resources and access to online support services through your monthly cancer support donation.
Young people impacted by cancer are up to six times more likely to face mental health issues like anxiety or depression than their peers. After just six months of support from Canteen, almost two thirds of young people report improvements in their mental health and overall wellbeing. We use an evidence-based approach to ensure all of our services achieve the best outcomes for the young people and parents we support. In terms of cancer donations, for every $1 invested in Canteen programs, we return an average of $5.46 in social value to the community.