National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
Each year, over 11 500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common cancer among Australian women. A lesser-known fact is that 100 Australian men are also diagnosed with the disease each year.
While around 2500 Australians die from breast cancer each year, the good news is that are we detecting breast cancer earlier and making huge advancements in the way we treat the disease. These improvements are all due to research, both in Australia and internationally.
This is where the National Breast Cancer Foundation comes into the picture. The NBCF is the only community-funded organisation in Australia, raising money for research into every aspect of breast cancer. By that we mean research from the laboratory to the bedside, and everything in between.
Today the NBCF is renowned for funding high quality research and supporting a generation of significant milestones in breast cancer knowledge, from increasing understanding of genetics of breast cancer, to improving ways to support women and their families.
The Black & White Committee and Vision Australia
The Black and White Committee is proud to support Vision Australia's (formerly the Royal Blind Society) services for children who are blind or vision impaired.
The Black and White Committee organises a broad range of fundraising events for Vision Australia's children services.
The children taught by Vision Australia are offered a kind of freedom unimaginable even ten years ago. To achieve this, intervention begins in early childhood from the tactile playroom for babies and toddlers, through to assistance in access to university.
The Black and White Committee's hope is that blindness and vision impairment will no longer be a barrier to full participation in the community.
We can only achieve this with your continued support for services provided by Vision Australia.
The Leukaemia Foundation provides assistance to those living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Click here to see an information fact sheet.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common inherited life threatening condition facing Australians. One in every 2500 Australian children is born with cystic fibrosis.
A defective gene causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life threatening infections. Other areas are also affected including the digestive system, liver and reproductive system.
There is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis. At present, the life expectancy for a person with cystic fibrosis is 30 years of age.
A better understanding of cystic fibrosis, improved treatments and support services have led to dramatic improvements in the quality of life and life expectancy of young people with cystic fibrosis. However, living with cystic is stressful for all involved – physically, financially and emotionally. Please contact Cystic Fibrosis Qld if you can help (07) 3359 8000.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and it's complications through the support of research Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 or juvenile diabetes is an auto-immune disease that has nothing to do with diet and lifestyle, and it cannot be prevented.
Children and adults with type 1 diabetes must have four to six injections of insulin per day and do at least 6 finger prick tests per day to check their blood glucose levels. Insulin keeps people alive but unfortunately it is not a cure for diabetes, it does not prevent the devastating health consequences of type 1 diabetes including blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and amputation.
JDRF is an international organisation that invests over $30 million in diabetes research each year, $10million of that in Australia. We are in business to put ourselves out of business by finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.