Our Vision

Transforming lives - through improving health and wellbeing in the community and supporting the research, prevention, care and control of cancer.

Our Mission

Engaging and inspiring individuals and the community to achieve personal health, wellbeing and altruistic goals.
Enabling and assisting fundraising to support innovation in the prevention, care and control of cancer.

Our Values

“Fun, Fitness, Friends and Fundraising!”
Inspire, Motivate, Support, Empower, Include

Can Too: Run, Ride and Swim for cancer research

The Can Too Foundation is a Health Promotion Foundation that transforms lives through fun, fitness, friends and fundraising.  Beginners and experienced people alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim and bike in events – including marathon, half marathon 10km and 7/14km relay runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons in NSW, VIC and Qld. In return, participants raise valuable funds that go towards funding brilliant, innovative cancer researchers in research institutions across Australia. Can Too is for everybody. At Can Too we believe that everyone can achieve goals they only dreamed of. There is a stretch goal in all of us and with a desire we all CAN TOO do anything we set out to do. We just need to take that first step, join Can Too and anything is possible!!! We believe we CAN TOO!

Why did Annie start Can Too?

Anne Crawford, Can Too Founder & Chair, explains why she started Can Too:
"After living overseas for several years, I returned to Australia and decided that rather than re-entering the paid work force I wanted to do something that “would make a difference”. I had a plan to combine my passion for running and fitness with raising money for a non-profit organisation.  My father died of cancer at 51 years old so I wanted to support a Cancer Foundation.

"I was impressed with the work of Cure Cancer Australia, funding breakthrough research by supporting young and brilliant Australian scientists. With the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation we forged a formidable partnership and Can Too Run was born!” Ten years on, $14M raised, 9,500 participants trained to running, swimming and biking glory, Can Too has grown up. We have become the Can Too Foundation – a Not for Profit Foundation in our own right. Our goals are to create a healthier, fitter community and fund bright, innovative researchers through Cure Cancer and Cancer Council NSW.

"The Can Too Foundation is a Health Promotion Foundation that transforms lives through fun, fitness, friends and fundraising.  Beginners and experienced people alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim and bike in events – including marathon, half marathon 10km and 7/14km relay runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons. In return, participants raise valuable funds that go directly towards funding brilliant, innovative cancer researchers. Can Too is for everybody. At Can Too we believe that everyone can achieve goals they only dreamed of. There is a stretch goal in all of us and with a desire we all Can Too do anything we set out to do. We just need to take that first step, join Can Too and anything is possible!!! We believe we Can Too!!

"Since we began in April 2005 Can Too has trained over 10,500 people to swimming and running glory and raised over $15 million for Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW. This provides vital seed funding to support young researchers with innovative ideas, enabling them to pursue projects that are the most promising in their potential to cure cancer."

 

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Thank you to our Partners

Macquarie Bank
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