Annual Information Statement 2016

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

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Other
    • Social media campaigns, Awareness events
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 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. Funds raised from these events in 2016 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.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • USA
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

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