About Rare Cancers Awareness Day
1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in Australia are rare or less common.
Not all cancers are created equal. A rare cancer diagnosis has unique and complex challenges – and many patients have to face them alone. It can often mean high costs and limited support, education and treatment options due to the limited knowledge, expertise, research and investment.
That’s why one-on-one, personalised support is critical.
Each person’s cancer is as unique as their fingerprint, and every experience of cancer is different. We believe that all Australians living with cancer deserve access to support that is specifically tailored to meet their individual needs.
No Australian should have to go through their cancer journey alone.
Rare Cancers Awareness Day is held annually on 26 June. Join us throughout the month of June to support Australians affected by rare cancer, improve awareness of rare cancers and the challenges patients face, and highlight the change families need and deserve.
How you can support rare cancers this June
Help raise awareness
With awareness, comes support. The Awareness Toolkit contains everything you need to help improve understanding of rare cancers, their prevalence, and the unique challenges patients face.
Spread the word
An easy way to help spread the word is by sharing images on social media. You can choose from images that cover awareness, rare cancer statistics, challenges patients face, and 30+ rare cancer types. Some examples are below. Remember to tag @RareCancersAustralia (Facebook and Linkedin) and @RareCancers (Instagram and Twitter) and use #WeAreRare.
Social Media Tiles
Help raise funds
As rare cancer diagnoses continue to increase, so does the demand for our services. This year, the number of families that we support is forecast to increase by fifty percent.
As the only service in Australia that specialises in rare cancer support, we urgently need to expand our team to provide more patients with personalised support, information and guidance.
There are two ways you can help raise funds for rare cancer by; hosting a fundraising event, or making a donation:
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