In celebration cancer research donations
Donating in celebration of a birthday, wedding, anniversary, festive or religious occasion is a wonderful way to add meaning to a special day. This type of donation is limited only by your imagination!
In Celebration donations can involve the event organiser asking their guests to make a donation to ACRF in lieu of gifts, or on the other hand, it allows you to replace traditional gifts to that special someone – such as birthday presents or thankyou gifts – with a donation.
Request donations in lieu of gifts
To encourage donations to ACRF from your guests at an event, you can create your own online In Celebration page by clicking on one of the links below:
- Donations in lieu of wedding gifts
- Donations in lieu of birthday gifts
- Donations in lieu of anniversary gifts
You can even set up an online charity gift registry with Karma Currency. This free service allows you to set up your gift registry in support of ACRF, as well as upload images, write welcome notes and track donations. Kate and Prince William did it – so you know you’re onto a good thing!
If you would prefer to receive donations on the day of your event however, you might like to insert the following phrase into your event invitations:
“In place of gifts, we would appreciate your contribution to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, GPO Box 9989 (in your capital city), www.acrf.com.au, 1300 884 988.
Once your In Celebration event is registered with ACRF (by clicking on the link below), we can send donation envelopes and ACRF ribbons for your guests. After the event, ACRF will send you a list of names for the people who donated (but we will not include the dollar amount of the gift).
Donate to ACRF in place of traditional gifts
As the gift giver, it’s often difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your loved ones, friends and colleagues. A donation to cancer research is a wonderful alternative to traditional gift giving, and once the donation is made, ACRF will send a card and letter informing that ‘special someone’ of your kind donation.
Another option is to send a charity greeting card, e-card or hamper. Click here to know more about these great gift ideas, all in support of cancer research.
Or you could visit MyCause, an online service which offers a wide range of charity e-cards for you to send to family and friends!
If you’re hosting an engagement party, wedding, or larger event, many people prefer to give a donation to ACRF in place of traditional thank you gifts. Distributing ACRF ribbons and/or thank you cards to your guests is a wonderful way to acknowledge that you have given a donation in lieu of a thank you gift, so please click on the link below to let us know how many ribbons you will need.
Who has been supporting cancer research in celebration?
Chloe & Liam’s day of love…
Chloe & Liam South were married in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by family & friends on April 23rd 2011. They chose to have ribbons supporting cancer research as their wedding favours which were enjoyed by all the guests. Thanks Chloe & Liam for including us in your amazing wedding – congratulations!
Two milestone birthdays for one great cause
Pam Davies and Christine Cook recently celebrated their milestone birthdays with a great celebration requesting donations to cancer research instead of gifts.Their 60th and 70th birthdays were celebrated in a line dance hoedown party amongst 100 of their family and friends. At the event there was a wishing well in which people could make a donation to cancer research – and their “wishes were granted” with many people contributing generous, raising over $860! Read more about Pam & Christine’s birthday.
Cara & Chey’s special day…
On March 5th 2011 Cara Hogan and Chey Fisher were married amongst 110 of their family and friends. As part of their special day they chose to support cancer research. At just 15, Cara was diagnosed with cancer, and after 14 months of treatment she was in remission. In planning their wedding both Cara and Chey “felt guilty” about the amount of money being spent on one day and wanted to find a way to give back. Their personal connection to cancer and the fact that every dollar of every donation goes to cancer research led them to donate to cancer research in place of gifts for their guests. The foundation would like to congratulate Cara & Chey on their beautiful wedding & thank them for their thoughtfulness and generosity. Read more about Cara & Chey’s wedding.
A special birthday supporting cancer research…
Cancer survivor Patrick Tully recently celebrated his 70th birthday surrounded by family & friends. His surprise party involved a wishing well for cancer research where loved ones could donate instead of giving presents. A fantastic $1300 was raised at the party! The foundation wishes Patrick a very happy birthday and thanks the Tully family and friends for their generosity to cancer research! Read more about Patrick’s 70th birthday.
A different take on wedding bonbonniere…
The wedding of Josie Standing and Ashley Pobje was a perfect day of celebration with family and friends. Both Josie and Ashley have a family history of cancer and chose to support cancer research rather than giving the traditional lollies as gifts to their guests. They made a donation and gave each guest a ribbon to represent their donation. Josie & Ashley were hoping this would make a small difference and encourage guests to think about donating themselves. Thank you Josie & Ashley for your generosity and for including cancer research on such a special occasion! Read the full story of Josie & Ashley’s big day.
The Wedding of Sally & Jeff…
Sally & Jeff decided to celebrate their engagement and recent wedding a little differently to most; asking family and friends to donate to cancer research in place of receiving traditional gifts. Both newlyweds have experienced the impact of cancer in their lives, with Sally sadly losing her mother in 2005, and Jeff his father in 2006 after an almost 20 year battle. Cancer is a cause they both feel “very strongly” about, and they are “interested in stopping people getting the disease in the first place” so they decided to support the Foundation on their special day. Read full story of Sally & Jeff’s Wedding.
A Wedding with a Difference…
Loving newly weds Roz Luce and Ian Dick tied the knot with a difference when they married in Perth recently. Instead of traditional wedding presents the pair invited guests to donate to cancer research in their honor. When asked about their reasons for requesting their wedding guests support cancer research in place of wedding gifts Roz said “My father passed away 3 years ago of a glyoblastoma and we decided this was the best way to remember Dad. It is also great knowing it will assist in something really important and is certainly more beneficial than receiving a hundred kitchen appliances that we don’t need.” Warmest congratulations and thanks Roz and Ian, we greatly appreciate you choosing to support cancer research on your special day. Read full story of Roz & Ian’s Wedding here.
A very Golden Anniversary…
June (Judy) and Gordon Exley recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, surrounded by friends and family. Celebrating this momentous occasion with a lovely party, it was the talk of the day that Judy could still fit into her original Wedding gown! – a challenge she keeps to each year, and hopes to continue past their next big anniversary in 2010. To commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary, Judy and Gordon chose to have donations in lieu of gifts for their special day, raising some wonderful $$ for Cancer Research! Thank you very much Judy and Gordon, and best of luck with your wedding dress challenge in 2010.
Celebrating in style…
Asne and Colleen recently celebrated their combined 60th & 80th birthdays in real style, with a wonderful party, lots of nice food, good music, and with all of their friends and family around them. The pair chose to have donations in lieu of gifts for their special day, raising over $1500 for Cancer Research! Thank you very much Asne & Colleen, we really appreciate your support.