WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Did you know cancer is the biggest disease killer of Australian teenagers?
Or that in the last 25 years there has been virtually no improvement in survival outcomes for 15 – 30 year olds?
And your chance of surviving certain cancers is halved when you turn 16?
In Australia, teenagers and young adults fall into the health gap. Like a forgotten generation, those over 16 are currently treated in wards established with much older people in mind, which has a profound impact on their treatment and their survival.
Sony Foundation and CanTeen are committed to telling this story in the public arena and, together with the public, raising the $15 million needed to establish a network of specialised cancer facilities around Australia.
These youth cancer centres will improve survival outcomes for 15 – 30 year olds and give our most precious resource, our youth, a fighting chance. Some will be built from scratch, others will be created by renovating existing wards. All will take a lot of hard work, money and commitment.
This is why need your help. And by help we mean your old mobile phones. Donate yours today – Australia’s youth will thank you for it.