Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Other recreation and social club activity
General activities
International activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
It is estimated more than 350 000 cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed annually around the world, with over 150 000 deaths. In Australian men, bladder cancer is the 8th most common cause of cancer. Patients and their loved ones often feel overwhelmed, anxious and scared after a diagnosis of cancer. On the 18th of December 2013, after a long and courageous fight, our father Michael Demkiw passed away from aggressive metastatic bladder cancer. He was only 66. Also having a history of prostate cancer, without any knowledge of bladder cancer, our Dad put the symptoms of this awful disease down to side effects from his prostate treatment, and before definitive management was sought, it was too late. Until now, no formal Bladder Cancer Awareness group in Australia exists, leaving many families without emotional or educational supports. It is on these grounds that the Demkiw children have founded Australias first bladder cancer awareness group and charity. In doing so we aim to advance awareness, further education, support research and promote the prevention of Bladder Cancer in Australia. To date BCA has held social functions to raise awareness about Haematuria and Bladder Cancer as a relatively common yet unheard of cancer in Australia. Funds raised from these events have supported The Cancer Council, who provide valuable Bladder Cancer educational resources in turn at said functions. In addition, BCA has featured in several national conferences and in the Bl
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Women
  • Men
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 10
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • USA

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Donations and bequests
Government grants
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
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Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate