“Cervical Cancer should be almost entirely preventable” – Professor Ian Frazer AC (co-inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine, featured in the video above) and the vision of Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation.
Why is it then that over 270,000 women still die every year from cervical cancer? Every 2 minutes, somewhere in the world, a family is grieving the loss of its wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend from this serious yet highly preventable disease.
Since 2007, ACCF has been dedicated to creating awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention in Australia. This is done through the community awareness (Cervical Cancer Community Education Program) and school awareness programs (Cervical Cancer Awareness Program for Schools). ACCF also works to support women and their families in Australia who are affected by cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is the leading cancer killer of women in developing countries. ACCF is also committed to freely providing the cervical cancer vaccine and treatment to girls and women in developing countries who would not otherwise receive it. We work in countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Kiribati, The Solomon Islands and Vietnam to vaccinate girls against HPV (the virus that causes cervical cancer) and to screen and treat women for cervical cancer. By vaccinating a girl in a developing country, her risk of dying from cervical cancer is reduced by up to 80%. By screening a woman in a developing country for cervical cancer even just once, her risk of dying from cervical cancer is reduced by up to 40%.
ACCF also runs programs including the Real Life Challenge and VolunTOURing, which involves inviting volunteers to get involved with our projects both in Australia and overseas – to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people.
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) works in Australia and in developing countries (through the use of its Overseas Relief Fund) to enhance and protect women’s health. ACCF programs help to eliminate cervical cancer through vaccination and screening and also the development of Awareness, Education and Support programs for cervical cancer and its prevention. The ultimate aim is to overcome disadvantage by ensuring that women remain alive and healthy and can contribute to the welfare of their families and their communities.
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation Health Promotion Charitable Trust works in Australia to enhance and protect women’s health. In particular our aim is to raise awareness in the community and among young people in schools, as well as the indigenous community, whose women have 5 times the rate of death from cervical cancer compared with the general community.
Tax deductible donations can be made to Australian and Overseas charity work.
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The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation is a registered company under the Corporations Act and we are authorised by ASIC not to use the word ‘limited’ in our name because we are a charity. ABN 14 128 546 850. The Foundation is an Income Tax Exempt Charity and has an Overseas Relief Fund which is a Deductible Gift Recipient able to give tax deductible receipts for donations and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The Foundation 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).
The Trustee for the Australian Cervical Cancer Health Promotion Charitable Trust is a health promotion charity. ABN 12 301 469 345. The ACCF Health Promotion Charitable Trust is an Income Tax Exempt Charity, is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and is a Deductible Gift Recipient able to give tax deductible receipts for donations. The ACCF Health Promotion Charitable Trust is registered under the provisions of the NSW Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (CFM 22624), Queensland Collections Act 1966 (CH2273), ACT Charitable Collections Act 2003 (Licence No. 1900656), WA Charitable Collections Act 1946 (CC21128), South Australian Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 (Licence no. CCP1859), TAS Collection for Charities Act 2001 (Ref. C/10098), VIC Fundraising Act 1998 (Licence No. 12262).
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