Annual Information Statement 2017

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
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Social services
  • 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 2017 will support 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.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • USA
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: 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

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Other income (for example, gains)
Total income/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?