Walking Stars spread hope for a cancer free future and raise vital funds to help make that a reality.

How your fundraising can help

Your fundraising can give a cancer researcher the support they need to make the next big breakthrough, or provide much-needed support to someone going through the stress of a cancer diagnosis.

Here are just some of the ways donations from your supporters can help:


can help facilitate a vital saliva kit for participants in our Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study.


can help pay for one hour of expert cancer nurse support via our 13 11 20 phone service.


can help process a blood sample that will unlock discoveries about how cancer develops.

Fundraising ideas


Use your fundraising page to set a goal and share your personal story. Then send your page far and wide via email and social media.


Create a poster to share your goal and story too, and include the link or a QR code to your fundraising page so people can easily support you.


Host an event like a movie night, trivia night or dinner party and ask your guests to donate to your challenge.

Your supporters will see what you are trying to achieve and why it’s so important to you, and you’ll be amazed at their generosity.

Here are a few more reasons why we encourage fundraising!

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Fundraising makes you feel incredible

Being a part of our galaxy of Walking Stars is so fulfilling. By walking into the night towards a cancer free tomorrow, you and thousands of other caring Victorians will get an amazing sense of accomplishment.

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Your funds will help at a crucial time

Cancer Council Victoria’s services are needed now more than ever.

Because of COVID-19, investment into cancer research has been dramatically impacted, while calls to nurses on our 13 11 20 information and support line have quadrupled.

But cancer never rests, so neither do we.

Your fundraising can help people facing cancer at a time when they are more vulnerable than ever. We’ve been humbled by the generosity of Victorians and their willingness to support one another during the pandemic, and we think you’ll experience this support too.

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Fundraising is fun!

There’s no limit to how you fundraise, so have some fun with it! Get creative, plan events and get your family and friends involved. Walking 21km already makes you a star; this extra step will make you shine even brighter.

We’ll provide you with lots of resources and tips to help your fundraising along the way.  

If you’re stuck for ideas and need help, we’re here for you. Contact the team on 1300 65 65 85 or 

With your support, life-saving cancer treatments, prevention programs and support services can continue to receive vital funding.