Can Too Foundation transforms lives and communities by investing in two things:

1) Professionally Coached Training Programs

Our professionally coached training programs provide a supportive environment for our participants and are specifically tailored to improve their mental and physical health.

Can Too has trained over 13,500 participants to running, swimming and triathlon glory! Our people continue exercising long after a program has finished, transforming their lives and the lives of their families.

2) Australian Cancer Research 

Through the incredible generosity of donors and supporters, the Can Too Foundation has raised over $17,000,000 to fund 147 one-year cancer research grants. But there is still work to be done to get more people fitter and funding cancer research.

As an independent health promotion foundation, each year we fund a group of Australia's most promising cancer researchers through our beneficiary partners.

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

13,500+
Coached


Cancer Research

Cancer Research

$18,000,000+
Fundraised

Cancer Research We've Supported 2005 — 2017

Can Too Foundation believes in funding research across all cancer types, including rare cancers. We support early-career cancer research grants and major cancer research projects for one year at a time, with a commitment to continue providing support in future years for multi-year grants and projects.

A single cancer research grant may work across multiple research areas, for multiple years. The summary indicates individual years of support provided by Can Too for each cancer research type, where a single cancer research grant or major cancer research project may be reflected in multiple categories.

Blood Cancers

Blood Cancers
15 Research Grants

Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer
8 Research Grants

Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer
9 Research Grants

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer
25 Research Grants

Cancer Genetics & Biology

Cancer Genetics & Biology
23 Research Grants

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention
2 Research Grants

Cancer Treatment

Cancer Treatment
24 Research Grants

Children's Cancers

Children's Cancers
4 Research Grants

Gynaeological Cancers

Gynaeological Cancers
3 Research Grants

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer
4 Research Grants

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer
11 Research Grants

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer
18 Research Grants

Rare Cancers

Rare Cancers
5 Research Grants

Skin Cancers

Skin Cancers
12 Research Grants

Cancer Research Locations Supported 2005 — 2017

Can Too is committed to supporting Australia’s bright and best cancer researchers across Australia.

Cancer Research in New South Wales (NSW)

New South Wales
79 Research Grants

Cancer Research in Victoria (VIC)

Victoria
38 Research Grants

Cancer Research in Queensland (QLD)

Queensland
20 Research Grants

Cancer Research in South Australia (SA)

South Australia
5 Research Grants

Cancer Research in Western Australia (WA)

Western Australia
5 Research Grants

Cancer Research By State 2005 - 2017

Cancer Researchers Supported This Year

At the start of each calendar year the Can Too Foundation invests in Australia’s brightest and best cancer researchers for the coming twelve months. Can Too relies on expert guidance of bodies such as the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and the rigorous funding assessment processes by major beneficiary Cure Cancer Australia, and the Cancer Council NSW. Through continuing community collaboration we deliver on our vision to “improve health and wellbeing in the community and supporting the research, prevention, care and control of cancer.”

 

Dr Camille Guillerey

Dr Camille Guillerey
Blood Cancer
Host InstituteQIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Dr Clare Slaney

Dr Clare Slaney
Immunotherapy
Host InstitutePeter McCallum Cancer Centre

Dr Fernando de Souza Fonseca Guimaraes

Dr Fernando de Souza Fonseca Guimaraes
Melanoma
Host InstituteWalter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr George Sharbeen

Dr George Sharbeen
Pancreatic Cancer
Host InstituteLowy Cancer Research Centre

Dr Gillian Gould

Dr Gillian Gould
Smoking Prevention
Host InstituteUniversity of Newcastle

Dr Jyotsna Batra

Dr Jyotsna Batra
Prostate Cancer
Host InstituteTranslational Research Institute

Prof Neil Watkins

Prof Neil Watkins
Osteosarcoma
Host InstituteGarvan Institute of Medical Research

A/Prof Phoebe Phillips

A/Prof Phoebe Phillips
Pancreatic Cancer
Host InstituteUniversity of NSW

Dr Natalia Castano-Rodriguez

Dr Natalia Castano-Rodriguez
Stomach Cancer
Host InstituteUniversity of NSW

Dr Rochelle D'Souza

Dr Rochelle D'Souza
Brain Cancer
Host InstituteQueensland University of Technology

Dr Sumit Sahni

Dr Sumit Sahni
Pancreatic Cancer
Host InstituteUniversity of Sydney

Dr Susan Woods

Dr Susan Woods
Colorectal Cancer
Host InstituteSHMRI, University of Adelaide

Dr Yuan Cao

Dr Yuan Cao
Immunotherapy
Host InstituteUniversity of Adelaide

Dr Zaklina Kovacevic

Dr Zaklina Kovacevic
Prostate Cancer
Host InstituteUniversity of Sydney

Our Beneficiaries

Can Too Foundation's major beneficiary is Cure Cancer Australia, supporting 143 one-year grants for brilliant early-career cancer researchers since 2005. Cure Cancer Australia identifies, assesses and funds the research they believe has the best possible chance of finding a cure. They share Can Too's commitment to funding research for ALL cancer types and ALL areas of cancer research. That's why Cure Cancer Australia was founded in 1967, and that’s why — as they celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017 — they’re more passionate than ever to play a part in funding a cure for every cancer, for every Australian.

Cancer Council NSW has collaborated with the Can Too Foundation since February 2014, with four rounds of one-year funding support for major cancer research projects including A/Prof Phoebe Phillips team leading a breathkthrough in pancreatic cancer. Together we are developing and delivering new fundraising programs in the health and fitness space that engage members of the community to take part in fitness events to encourage a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for cancer research. Our programs aim at encouraging people to take up or maintain exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle to reduce their chances of being diagnosed with cancer.

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research institutes, pioneering study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders.

For more than 80 years, the Kolling Institute has been turning scientific discoveries into medical realities. We find answers that consider the patient’s needs, and turn those discoveries into something real. Discoveries that will one day benefit you or someone you know. We imagine we can make the impossible, possible. We work in our community to take our research from our laboratories to our patients. And help people at critical moments in their lives, at every stage of their lives — our research covers the entire lifespan.

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Thank you to our Partners

Macquarie Bank
FinzBrooksMinter EllisonMade With EdRun Nation Running Film FestivalTriathon NSWOgilvy PR HealthPitcher PartnersFancy FilmsProactiveAthletics NSWATEC

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