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The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a not for profit organisation funded by caring New Zealanders.   

He whakahaere kore mahi moni te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa e whai tahua ana mai i te hunga atawhai o Aotearoa.

ICC World Cup Cricket

The Cancer Society has been appointed an official charity partner in New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

The tournament – one of the biggest international sporting events in the world – returns to Australia and New Zealand in February/March for the first time in 23 years.

As a charity partner the society will take the opportunity to promote SunSmart messages at the games and encourage people to donate funds for sun hats to enable low decile schools to become part of the Society’s SunSmart school programme.


Switch off sunbeds

The Cancer Society commends the government for proposing a ban on sunbeds for people under 18, as part of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill. However, we’d like to see the regulations go further to address the risks associated with using sunbeds.

If you support our message please make an online submission to the Health Select Committee.


Not beyond us

World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer and they are within our reach. The campaign will explore how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care. 

World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and government level, to harness and mobilise positive change. The 2015 campaign focusses on:

Choosing healthy lives
Delivering early detection
Achieving treatment for all
Maximising quality of life 

Relay For Life

The Cancer Society Relay For Life is a nationwide event to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember those we have lost; and fight back by raising funds and awareness for local cancer support services, research and education. Over 20,000 team members and 5,000 cancer survivors will take part in 21 Relay For Life events across the country throughout February and March. To register, learn more or donate, please visit