Give up your gifts
to stop cancer


Give up your gifts to stop cancer

From birthdays to bar/bat mitzvahs, set up a page with Cancer Council Victoria and ask your family and friends to donate instead of giving gifts. Your celebration will help thousands of Victorians facing cancer.


Celebrating a birthday or other occasion

Celebrating a birthday or other occasion?

Ask for donations instead of gifts. Supporters could donate your age in dollars, or you could ask them to give what they would have spent on a night out celebrating. 


Celebrating a wedding

Celebrating a wedding?

Make your special day even more special by dedicating it to a cause you care about. Tell your guests why a cancer-free future means so much to you, and why you’d like donations rather than gifts. You can even add some colour with our bonbonnieres.

Find out more

Give up your gifts to stop cancer

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What You’ll Get

FREE fundraiser kit

You’ll receive a kit with posters, donation box, thank you cards and handbook to help you get started.

Fundraising page

This is your fundraising hub. Put up pictures, share your story and ask for support – and keep track of all your donations as they come in!

Personal support

We’re here to help. For guidance, support, advice or ideas, just get in touch whenever you need us.

Join team cancer council and make a difference

Join team cancer council and make a difference

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candles blown out
to support cancer

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Donations gifted

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Dollars raised
so far

Zac wanted his Bar Mitzvah to make a big impact

“I recently lost my Papa to cancer, so I decided to raise money for a charity that supports people and their families fighting this horrible disease as well as researching ways to eradicate it. Every cent people all around the state and if enough people help us, hopefully, this terrible disease will be gone.” Zac raised more than $3000 – an amazing effort!

Zac with family

What to expect

When you register to fundraise through your celebration, you’ll get your own personalised page to share your story and event, check how your fundraising is going, and thank your donors. You can also receive messages through your page, and it will include some handy resources to help you spread the word on social media. See an example of a fundraising page below.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information on how to get your fundraising started, contact us at or call 1300 65 65 85.

Ideas for fundraising

As long as you want to help free the future from cancer, there’s a number of ways you can do it. Choose one from a number of other options below – anything you do will make a big difference!


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