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Here at Cancer Council, we want to make it easier for you to make healthier choices when you fundraise.  

We know that a third of cancers can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating well and being physically active, protecting yourself from UV, living smoke-free, and avoiding excess weight gain.

By changing small things about the way you fundraise, you can have a big impact on reducing the cancer risk in your community. 

There are many ways that you can support a healthier community through fundraising the healthy way: 

  • Choose snacks and drinks that are lower in saturated fats, sugars and salts. See some healthy snack and drink ideas and recipes
  • Choose prizes that support an active lifestyle. For example a family pass to your local swim centre, raffle a bike or invite your friends to sponsor you to walk/swim/ride a certain distance. 

Why is healthy fundraising important?  

  • By following national guidelines that encourage healthy eating and drinking, physical activity and sun safe behavior we can all help to reduce cancer risk 
  • Raises funds whilst promoting health and wellbeing. 
  • Shows the community that you care about health. 
  • Demonstrates positive role modelling. 
  • Creates a healthy community. 

Quick checklist 

□ Does your event promote and provide healthy food and drinks? 

□ If outdoors, is your event SunSmart e.g. are sunscreen, shade and hats available? 

□ Are there opportunities to encourage people to be active at your event? 

□ Have you looked into healthy prize options and incentives from your prize pack? 

□ Is the event smoke free or provide smoke free spaces? 

□ Are alcohol guidelines in place to help people follow standard drink recommendations? Click here to find out more. Does your event provide alcohol free beverage choices?  

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