Who We Are
“Cervical cancer should be almost entirely preventable”
Professor Ian Frazer, AC
Co-Inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine
Cervical cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In fact, it doesn’t have to exist at all.
Yet every two minutes, somewhere in the world, family, friends and the community are mourning the loss of a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend from this entirely preventable disease.
At ACCF, we want to be part of a different world. And since 2007, we’ve been working hard to create it. Through our community and school awareness programs, we’ve been spreading the word throughout Australia about what cervical cancer is, how to fight it, and most importantly, how to eliminate it.
But we haven’t stopped there. We’re also helping women in developing nations freely access vaccinations and treatments they’d otherwise not receive. Our work in countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, The Philippines and Vietnam includes vaccinating girls against HPV (the virus that causes cervical cancer), and screening and treating women for cervical cancer.
And the results are staggering. By vaccinating a girl in a developing country, we can reduce her risk of dying from cervical cancer by up to 80%. By screening a women in a developing country for cervical cancer just once, we can reduce her risk of dying from that cancer by up to 40%.
But we can’t do this work on our own, which is why we also run programs like the Real Life Challenge and Adventure Challenge. Along with providing continuing funding for our work, they provide volunteers with the opportunity to see first-hand how our projects in Australia and overseas are helping change lives.
We also work with school and indigenous communities to enhance and protect women’s health through the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation Health Promotion Charitable Trust. Given indigenous women are 3.5 times more likely to die from cervical cancer than those in the general community, this work is particularly important.
You can also view ACCF's policies online.
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) is a Health Promotion Charity, Public Benevolent Institution, Income Tax Exempt Charity and a Deductible Gift Recipient able to give tax deductible receipts for donations and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). ACCF also has an Overseas Relief Fund which is a Deductible Gift Recipient able to give tax deductible receipts for donations. Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation is a registered company under the Corporations Act ABN 14 128 546 850 and is authorised by ASIC to not use the word ‘Limited’ in our name because we are a charity. ACCF is registered under the provisions of the NSW Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (CFN 20903), Queensland Collections Act 1966 (CH1718), ACT Charitable Collections Act 2003 (Licence No. 1900438), WA Charitable Collections Act 1946 (CC21128), South Australian Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 (Licence no. CCP1383), TAS Collection for Charities Act 2001 (Ref. C/10097), VIC Fundraising Act 1998 (Licence No. 11407).
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