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No make up selfies for cancer awareness

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Cancer Council Australia has been overwhelmed with the public support following the viral #nomakeupselfies for #cancerawareness phenomenon.

CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said the trend that started in the UK had now well and truly spread to Australia.

"We were delighted that so many Australians contacted us after seeing what was happening in the UK and asked how they could donate locally," Professor Olver said.

"We've received more than 2600 donations, raising more than $47,000 since Friday.

"What started out as an overseas campaign to raise cancer awareness, has resulted in an amazing amount of generous support for Cancer Council from the Australian public. We are very grateful to everyone who ditched their make-up and supported us.

"We are hoping to see some more donations come through in the next few days, so stay tuned."

Cancer Council is the only Australian charity that works with every aspect of cancer, including cancer support services, research, education, prevention and clinical treatment guidelines.

"Cancer Council represents all cancers, from common cancers like bowel, breast cancer and lung cancer, through to rarer cancer types such as pancreatic, anal and brain cancers. Because of this we have seen a wide variety of our supporters get behind this campaign."

Those wishing to donate can visit or text their donation amount (without the $ sign) to 0459 11 44 11.

You can find Cancer Council Australia's Facebook Page here:

This page was last updated on: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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