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My Gratitude to you: Palm2Shelly Ultra-M...

Monday, 9th May 22

What Is A Niggle vs An Injury?

Sunday, 1st May 22

New CEO and $25M Fundraised By Can Too F...

Friday, 29th Apr 22

Announcement of Can Too's new CEO, Paul Rose, and $25M milestone

Can Too Foundation reaches milestone fun...

Thursday, 28th Apr 22

Front page article in The Leader newspaper 28 April 2022

The Importance of Regular Skin Cancer Ch...

Tuesday, 26th Apr 22

Many of us are guilty of neglecting our regular health check-ups, especially for our largest organ - our skin. Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in Australia each year and the number of cases rise every year.

Congratulations Balmoral 5km Swimmers

Thursday, 14th Apr 22

Congratulations Balmoral 5km Swimmers!

Looking After Your Heart Health

Friday, 8th Apr 22

Following the shock news of Shane Warne’s passing in March 2022, Australians are now facing the harsh reality that heart disease can affect anybody.

Congratulations to Can Too Funded Resear...

Tuesday, 5th Apr 22

Professor Susan Ramus was recently awarded the Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award from the NHMRC for her research work in ovarian cancer.

#WhyChooseCanToo Competition

Monday, 21st Mar 22

Win one of three donations to your Can Too fundraising page!

Why your donation matters - with Dr Emmy...

Wednesday, 2nd Mar 22

Dr Emmy Fleuren – a recipient of a Can Too Emerging Research Leader Program Grant shares the outcomes and impact of this funding with Can Too.

5 Tips to Stay Motivated

Monday, 28th Feb 22

If you’re someone who loses motivation to exercise easily or who can’t seem to find time to exercise consistently, you’re not alone

Spotlight on Coach Gordon Spence

Wednesday, 16th Feb 22

Don't be afraid to follow your passions in life. Continue reading to find out what Gordon Spence has done...

How you CAN TOO conquer a half marathon

Tuesday, 8th Feb 22

The first thing to keep in mind when building up to a half marathon distance is to not do it too quickly, says Can Too coach James Constantine.

Can Too Swim FAQ

Monday, 7th Feb 22

Let us answer your questions about joining the Can Too Swim program.

A quick guide on strength exercises you ...

Tuesday, 1st Feb 22

See our guide to exercises you can easily do at home. They will help keep you focused AND improve your fitness!

A Beginner's Guide To Blackmores Half Ma...

Tuesday, 1st Feb 22

Since 2005, Can Too has trained thousands of participants just like you for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

Running tip of the week

Monday, 31st Jan 22

Running Technique tip Run like a ski jumper. Running is a controlled fall. 

Strength And Conditioning Tips For Runne...

Monday, 31st Jan 22

Can Too Coach Catherine Bolshesolsky shares strength exercises to keep in top shape for running.

7 Training Tips For Your First Half Mara...

Friday, 31st Dec 21

Training for a half marathon – whether it’s your first or your tenth – is as much about the mind as it is about the body. #1. You’re (Probably) Not Running Slow Enough Lots of people end up hating distance running because they go out too hard and too fast. When training for your first half marathon, you need to learn to run slowly, and that’s slower than you might think.

Take on the I Can Too Challenge and you ...

Tuesday, 16th Nov 21

Share your Can Too journey to achieve your goal on Instagram and Facebook and you can win.

Boost your fundraising with a Can Too Fa...

Monday, 8th Nov 21

We have a great range of Can Too Facebook profile frames to help you promote your fitness and fundraising with your Facebook friends.

5 Tips to Reduce Fear of the Ocean

Wednesday, 27th Oct 21

If you’re scared of breaking waves or feel nervous swimming in the ocean, you’re not alone.

MILLET WITH SALMON AND ROAST TOMATO

Thursday, 21st Oct 21

Millet is a fantastic source of complex carbohydrates! It is actually a seed as opposed to a grain, has the texture of couscous and because it doesn’t contain wheat or gluten, it is usually much easier on our digestive system. This recipe is also great the next day so think about doing a double batch at dinner and taking some for lunch the next day.

Rebecca Warren's Top 5 Nutrition Tips fo...

Monday, 13th Sep 21

As a previous participant and big-time Can Too supporter, I have designed these nutrition tips to help you along your Can Too journey.

12 Ways Can Too Boosts My Mental Health.

Wednesday, 18th Aug 21

Can Too devotee Michelle Nemec shares how she has benefitted from Can Too, especially when times are tough it allows her to defiantly not give in to grief.

6 Lockdown Running Tips From Melinda Gai...

Wednesday, 18th Aug 21

As the mood dips and temptation to take your foot off the exercise pedal increases, Can Too Ambassador and former Australian Olympic sprinter Melinda Gainsford-Taylor says it’s the ideal opportunity to combine your fitness goal with finding a cure for cancer.

Our gift to you – a free virtual 4-wee...

Wednesday, 4th Aug 21

This free, virtual READY TO RUN 4km program is our gift to you!

Free exercise, mental health and wellbei...

Sunday, 18th Jul 21

We want to make sure that you have resources and advice on how to keep well and active plus where you can find support and keep connected, during these uncertain times with the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Please see a range of free exercise, mental health and wellbeing resources to help during lockdown

Spotlight on Can Tooer Lia Zalum

Wednesday, 7th Jul 21

Lia shares how she felt grateful to be able to complete the half marathon at the 2021 Barossa Marathon Festival with Can Too. She describes that special feeling of pushing through the hard stuff and making it over the finish line in spite of the pain along the way, especially after her initial goal the London Marathon was cancelled due to COVID.

Spotlight on Can Too running Coach Cathe...

Thursday, 1st Jul 21

Catherine Bolshesolsky is a running coach for Can Too’s Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 10km program. Find out more about her including her advice on how you Can Too run 10km and experience the joy of running.

Spotlight on Can Too Hall of Famer, Le...

Thursday, 1st Jul 21

Spotlight on Can Too Hall of Famer and first-time participant, Marathon runner Leanne Bourke.

Siobhan gets more than just the runners ...

Tuesday, 22nd Jun 21

Siobhan Komander’s Can Too journey started when she was recovering from lifesaving surgery to remove a brain haemorrhage. She went on to become a half marathon runner which led her on a path to rediscovery.

Vice goes Beyond

Thursday, 17th Jun 21

Vice Hazdovac went 'Beyond', to run 165km over 24 hours to raise funds for Can Too in the Southern Sydney 24 Hour Ultra. Not only that she placed 3rd female overall in the 24 hour ultra run, completing 412 laps of the 400m track!

Check out our Fundraising Resource for t...

Thursday, 17th Jun 21

We've got a few tips and tricks up our sleeve to help you meet your fundraising commitment. Check them out in our updated fundraising resource.

Spotlight on Can Too Coach Mitch Dwyer

Friday, 4th Jun 21

Why do you love running? For me running is a fun and adventurous exercise to be enjoyed with friends. It is a way to improve my health and fitness, whether I hit the road or the trails, I love the free feeling and always finish a run with a sense of accomplishment. Running provides me with a clear mind, a healthy heart.

Can Too's marathon weekend of running fr...

Friday, 4th Jun 21

Thank you to the 115 Can Tooers who painted South Australia’s Barossa Valley and Sydney’s Pyrmont orange on the weekend to raise, so far, $139, 864 to fund cancer research and prevention.

EOFY – the best time for giving

Friday, 4th Jun 21

The End of the Financial Year (EOFY) is fast approaching on 30 June. So it's the ideal time to reach out to your networks for a donation. If you’re not registered in a Can Too program you can save donations for future goals.

Let's talk about your occupation... and ...

Tuesday, 1st Jun 21

Cancer from occupational exposure can occur due to prolonged exposure to carcinogenic (cancer-causing) particles within the workplace. As avoiding certain occupations to prevent cancer is a very extreme measure to take and can be quite impossible for some, it is important for these workers to be able to protect themselves properly within the workplace and to conduct regular health check-ups following possible exposure, and in general to keep up with one’s health within a particularly high-exposure environment.

Let’s talk about knowing your body… ...

Tuesday, 1st Jun 21

Early detection is one of the most effective ways to prevent cancer from progressing to a more serious stage and improving survival. The best way is to proactively know your body and be able to notice changes.

Can Too Coach Matt Joyce’s Recovery ti...

Friday, 28th May 21

Can Too Coach Matt Joyce shares his post-run recovery tips including, hydration, nutrition, sleep, ice and cooling.

Annie’s dreams came true with Can Too

Thursday, 20th May 21

Annie Kenyon saw her Can Too dreams come true by making it onto the podium in her first Can Too goal event – the Sydney Harbour Splash. Find out what led her on her Can Too journey.

400m To 42km – a First-Time Marathoner...

Tuesday, 11th May 21

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor celebrated years of accolades as an elite sprinter – competing at Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships – before retiring in 2002. When she decided to train for her first marathon, she turned to Can Too to get her across the line at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

Dreams do come true

Thursday, 6th May 21

Congratulations to the 145 Can Tooers who realised their dreams of completing an ocean swim at the 2021 Sydney Harbour Splash, the 1 and 2km goal event of the Autumn Swim Program. The school of swimmers also excelled in their fundraising efforts to raise $135,000 for cancer research which is more than $30,000 over the original amount pledged.

Bumper weekend of Can Too swims

Friday, 23rd Apr 21

Thank you to the over 60 Can Tooers who conquered the 2021 Balmoral Swim for Cancer and Cooly Classic ocean swims on Sunday to raise over $50,000 for Australian cancer research.

Coach profile Sally Lynch

Wednesday, 21st Apr 21

Why running? Running really is something I have always done and always enjoyed. I can’t imagine ‘not’ running. I started little Athletics at 5 years old and never really stopped. Growing up in the country that many years ago there wasn’t much else to do.

I Can Too give back at the Blackmores Ru...

Monday, 12th Apr 21

People join and stay with the Can Too Foundation for different reasons, often for the winning combination of the health and fitness benefits, having a goal to strive for, the social aspect and supporting cancer research and prevention. For Can Too Mentor, Jill Chambers who knows what it’s like to have cancer, giving back is the main drawcard.

6 Running Tips From Melinda Gainsford-Ta...

Wednesday, 7th Apr 21

As the mercury dips and temptation to take your foot off the exercise pedal increases, Can Too Ambassador and former Australian Olympic sprinter Melinda Gainsford-Taylor says it’s the ideal opportunity to combine your fitness goal with finding a cure for cancer.

Spotlight on Can Too Hall of Famer Chris...

Tuesday, 30th Mar 21

This is the first in a series of spotlights on our Can Too Hall of Famers. Christine Napier is a cancer researcher that was funded by Can Too and has since become a loyal Can Tooer, Find out more about how Can Too inspires her to discover why cancer cells are immortal and how the Foundation led her to discover her happy place

Share your Hall of Fame achievement with...

Friday, 26th Mar 21

Congratulations on becoming a Can Too Hall of Famer. To share your achievement and support your fundraising you can upload a Can Too Hall of Fame Profile Picture Frame to your Facebook account.

Thank you to our latest Hall of Famers

Thursday, 25th Mar 21

Thank you to our latest inductees into the Can Too Hall of Fame – our most loyal fundraisers for their dedication to cancer research and prevention.