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Not only does cancer cut short the length of peoples lives, it has a devastating impact on the quality of life. Cancer and its treatment has debilitating side effects that can severely compromise physical, mental and social wellbeing, making it difficult to maintain even the most basic daily functions.

The exercise oncology team at ACU is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer through cutting-edge exercise medicine. We seek to address the big challenges that current knowledge and practice is failing to effectively manage, and we strive to improve the delivery of care for the significant and distressing side effects caused by cancer and its treatment. Our vision is for effective, accessible and affordable exercise medicine for all people diagnosed with cancer. And this is a vision we are fervently driven to pursue because we see first hand the way in which exercise medicine can change the lives of people with cancer.

In working towards this vision we need your help. We need your help to raise funds for research that will generate vital information about the role of exercise medicine in cancer care – research that will lead to meaningful improvements in the services available for people with cancer not just here in Australia but worldwide.

If you are interested in donating or raising funds to support our research please do get in touch. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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How to Donate

Donations over $2 are tax deductable and can be made through the ACU website. Please click on the Donate Now button and follow the prompts. Detailed instructions are provided here.

All funds raised go directly towards enhancing the lives of people with cancer through exercise.


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