A Lifesaving Run

The Real Insurance 10k & 5k is proud to support the Australian Cancer Research Foundation in 2022


Fundraise for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and run for a cause

Make your run count

1 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The remaining 2 will be closely affected by a diagnosis.

This year your run will support lifesaving cancer research backed by Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). Founded in 1984, ACRF has a proud history of supporting some of the best and most innovative cancer research across Australia.

ACRF knows that only brilliant ideas can tackle something as big as cancer. That is why they give scientists the technology, equipment and infrastructure they need for pioneering research.

Every dollar raised through the Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k this year will go directly to research projects that push boundaries and blaze new trails. By funding research that seeks to progress and transform the way we prevent, detect and treat ALL cancers, ACRF are committed to a vision of one day reaching a world without cancer.


Thanks to research, the survival rate for many types of cancer has improved by more than 20% in the past three decades. Despite this success, it was estimated that over 150,000 Australians would be diagnosed with cancer in 2021 alone. Devastatingly, almost 50,000 people were also estimated to lose their life to cancer that same year.


ACRF is proud to be part of some of Australia’s most progressive and impactful cancer research projects, across the country. This includes:


  • A lifeline for children without one. ACRF backed a personalised medicine program for children diagnosed with high-risk cancers. The ultimate aim of this program is to zero deaths from childhood cancer.
  • Seed funding a cancer cure. ACRF provided initial funding to Professor Ian Frazer for the development of the world-first cervical cancer vaccine. A breakthrough that will likely see the disease eradicated in Australia.
  • Breathtaking outcomes for lung cancer patients. ACRF supported a project exploring new methods to detect lung cancer (including in exhaled breath) which could be a gamechanger for Australia’s deadliest cancer.

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