Who we are
At PBCF, our unwavering commitment is to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with cancer. With profound compassion and dedicated action, we strive to make a meaningful impact through personalized support, helping to fund groundbreaking research, and spreading awareness.
Join us on our journey to transform the lives of those impacted by cancer.
Together, we can turn the tide, spark vital change, and pave the way for a brighter future.
The Prostate & Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 2010. Co-founders, Samantha and Reg, were initially inspired by a colleagues diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. Over the course of treatment, they were struck by how critical social support is for those facing cancer alone. As a growing pool of social research now shows, those who are alone or socially isolated have far worse health outcomes than those who have support.
The Foundation works to improve health outcomes for people with cancer of any type, through support of medical ressearch and the ground-breaking CanCare Navigation service.
We recognise that every cancer journey is unique. CanCare Navigation program was built upon the principle of one-to-one support.Our volunteers provide a compassionate and empathetic hand to hold for patients and their carers.Through tailored guidance, emotional encouragement and a nurturing community, we stand beside patients, empowering them to navigate challenges with resilience and hope.
By funding more research, the closer we will be to finding a cure.
By resourcing cutting-edge research facilities like the St George Cancer Centre we are able to drive forward advancements in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and ultimately work towards finding a cure.
We believe that awareness is the foundation of change. By fostering a greater understanding of cancer prevention, we aim to dispel misconceptions, eliminate stigma, and promote early detection. By sharing research, hosting community events such as our CanCare wellness day, and encouraging public engagement, we empower individuals to take charge of their health, leading to improved outcomes and greater well-being.
Learn More about CanCare Navigation
CanCare Navigation was inspired by the innovative work of Dr Harold Freeman's 'Patient Navigation Institute', and work in the UK & US on social innovations in supportive care, 'barriers' to treatment and social connectedness. The CanCare Support program trains and enables a team of volunteers to support, one-to-one, a person with cancer.
An effective Board is a vital part of any successful social-purpose organisation. The Board provides oversight and direction to the organisation, ensuring the Foundation fulfills its mission, lives up to its values and grows strong. The Board bring a depth of experience and a diverse range of skills from finance and management through to community development, social work, research, education and training, to lead and inform our innovative work in social support and supportive care programs.
What are the Foundation's ABN and charity registration details?
ABN: 80 150590006
NSW Charity: CFN21976
Where does my donation go?
Your donation could be used to provide direct support to a person with cancer, such as transfort fares, fuel for a volunteer, or volunteer training and support costs. Donations also help us run workshops for patients or their carers, in areas where there is a proven (evidence based) benefit to their health outcomes, such as mindfulness (relaxation, stress), nutrition, or exercise.
Can my donation go specifically to cancer research?
Yes, if you contact us or indicate on your donation-remittance, your donation will go to our preferrred reseach partner, St George Cancer Centre. There is more about their work here.
Do you ever share my details with other organisations?
No, we do not share, sell or release any of our donor's details, under any circumstances.
How do I update my personal details, or advise if I no longer want marketing materials?
No problem - you can ask by:
* Using our Donor Update Form here; or
* Email us here; or
* Phone on (02) 80589060, and let us know your details and how we can help
For raffle/lottery ticket enquiries, you can call the Helpline direct on 1300 084311 (Mon - Fri, 12pm - 8pm)
Can I make a donation for a birthday, anniversary or funeral, or leave a bequest (a gift in a Will)?
Thanks for wanting to donate to acknowledge a significant occasion. The best way is to set up an online donation page where you can collect donations here.
If you’d like to leave a bequest, you can find more information here, or if you have any questions, pleae call us on (02) 80589060 and we'll return your call. .
Are my donations tax deductible, and how do I get a receipt?
Yes all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. A full list of all deductible gift recipient (DGR) charities is available here.
All donations made online are sent an email recipt, to the email address provided.
All mail, event, telephone or workshop donations are posted to your home address.
Should you require a copy, you may either:
* Use this form
* Email us here
* Phone for support (02) 80589060, and advise name, date, amount, and a return phone number