National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer and abnormalities and encourage Australians to engage in the conversation about cervical health. This year, the money raised will go towards our CerviCAN Support Program, an ACCF initiative to provide support for women and families dealing with cervical cancer and abnormalities.
The ACCF Team will be out and about in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Canberra. We’ll be hosting events across the country and there are heaps of ways you can get involved! Keep your eyes open for updates in the lead up to Awareness Week on our website and social media channels, and by signing up to our bi-monthly newsletter.
How can you get involved?
This year we are raising funds for our CerviCAN support program in Australia, so that we can help women and families going through diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer and abnormalities. We need your support to achieve this goal, and every donation will help us get there. Donate now.
There will be many different events taking place throughout Awareness Week. We will be collecting donations and lighting up landmarks in capital cities right around Australia, holding a morning tea for Members of Parliament in Canberra, and hosting a video conference for Allied Health Professionals to discuss the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program. Some of the events you can attend this Awareness Week include a Melbourne cocktail evening, Brisbane luncheon, and Sydney dance benefit! Interested? Find out more and book your tickets here!
Street Collection Locations – Come find us, make a donation, and say hello!
Perth – Friday 13th November, Murray St
Canberra – Monday 16 November, City Walk
Brisbane – Monday 16 November, Brunswick & Ann St; Wednesday 18 November, Adelaide St
Sydney – Tuesday 17 November, Martin Place
Melbourne – Tuesday 17 November, Bourke St
ACCF wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our dedicated supporters. Get involved this Awareness Week and host your own event to fundraise for ACCF and raise awareness of cervical cancer in your community. Whether a sausage sizzle in your local park, a girls night in, or a community sporting or music event, there are so many ways you can participate. If you would like to become a fundraiser for ACCF, please fill out our fundraiser registration form.
Get your workplace involved in Awareness Week!
– Host a fundraising morning/afternoon tea at your office. Register your fundraising event by filling in our fundraiser registration form.
– Sell Awareness Ribbons at your office or business shop front. Order ribbons through our fundraiser registration form.
– Volunteer with your co-workers as an Awareness Week Street Appeal volunteer (available during the week in Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD, Perth CBD, Canberra CBD and Brisbane CBD. Check out the role here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Note: the Fundraiser registration form is used for fundraisers of all shapes and sizes, so some of the information may not be relevant to your office event. Please read and fill in as much as possible.
One of the biggest goals of Awareness Week is to encourage women to take charge of their cervical health by having regular cervical screening. Sign up to ACCF’s free SMS reminder service, and we’ll remind you when you’re due for your 2-yearly Pap test!
Here at ACCF we’re always #cervingup your daily dose of info, stories, and updates on the fight to eliminate cervical cancer. And what better time than Awareness Week to have an open conversation about cervical health? Join us today on Facebook and Twitter, and connect with us using the hashtag #letspapchat!
ACCF has recently launched the Faces of Cervical Cancer, an online space that allows people to share their stories about how cervical cancer has affected them or their loved ones. We hope that by reading these stories women will feel empowered to look after their cervical health, and women and families going through cervical cancer won’t feel so alone.
[QLD only] If you have questions about cervical health, call our Cervical Health Info Line today (1800 017 676 or 07 3216 0376). In partnership with Women’s Health Queensland Wide, this free service gives QLD women the chance to talk to a nurse or midwife confidentially about their cervical health concerns. Find out more here.
Together we can eliminate cervical cancer.