Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia
Charity size
Fundraising online
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
Main activities
  • Other education
  • Social services
  • Advocacy and civic 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, 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, this Dad of six put the symptoms of this awful disease down to side effects from his prior prostate treatments, and when definitive management was sought for his bladder tumour, it turns out it was too late.

Until then, no formal Bladder Cancer Awareness group in Australia existed, leaving many families without emotional or educational supports. It is on these grounds that the Demkiw sisters Stephanie and Zoe founded Australia’s first bladder cancer awareness group and charity in 2014. In doing so they aim to advance awareness, further education, support research and promote the prevention of BC in Australia.

To date BCA has held social and sporting functions, both in person and online to raise awareness about Haematuria and BC as a relatively common yet unheard of cancer in Australia. Primarily funds raised from these events in 2018 have supported patients with terminal BC and their families, allowing them to tick items off their 'bucket list', while they are still well enough to do so.

Fundraising events from 2018 -
1. Carly Cassidy’s Morning Tea
2. BCA’s Ukrainian fundraiser dinner
3. Kurt’s Shave for Bladder Cancer
4. BCA X Prissy Nail Polish drive
5. BCA X Damselfly Candle drive
6. BCA X BakeMeCakeMe Cookie drive
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
  • Unemployed persons

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 5

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Accounting method used in the 2018 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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