I would like to sincerely thank all those who supported Australia's Biggest 'Virtual' Morning Tea in the Eyre and Western region throughout May and June. 2020 has, and continues to be, a challenging year for all South Australians.
Despite the challenges we all face, thousands of South Australians still rallied together and held virtual Biggest Morning Teas throughout May and June to support their fellow South Australians impacted by cancer.
With one Australian diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, (the length of an average tea break), the time, effort and generosity of our morning tea hosts, particularly during these challenging times, will ensure that the 28 South Australians don't have to face their diagnosis alone.
Congratulations to our hosts who found creative and fun ways to still host a cuppa for a cause with the ones they love.
The money raised will make a huge difference and allow us to continue to find vital research, prevention, advocacy and support programs long after the Coronavirus pandemic is over.
In the last year alone, thanks to the generous support of the South Australian community, we were able to protect more than 105,000 South Australian children and staff through our SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood Program, provide more than 32,800 nights of accommodation to those travelling to Adelaide for treatment, and provide more than 4,900 people with information and support through Cancer Council 13 11 20.
...thousands of South Australians still rallied together and held virtual Biggest Morning Teas...
Because of our wonderful hosts and their guests, including those from the Eyre and Western region, we will be able to continue to provide these services for years to come.
On behalf of everyone here at Cancer Council SA, I would like to thank all those who enjoyed a virtual cuppa for a cause and supported those impacted by cancer in their community.
Every minute, every hour, every day, South Australians are impacted by cancer.
On behalf of everyone affected and all those at Cancer Council SA-thank you for making sure that they don't have to face their diagnosis alone.
Chief executive, Cancer Council SA
Think about the future
The current desecration of statues and monuments related to bygone days and the manic preoccupation with attempting to eliminate past actions and practices from our history is futile, solves nothing and induces unnecessary angst.
It has been said that "replaying the past over and over again will only ruin our present. Let it go. A brand new future awaits."
With history being a series of events and practices from the past, which were the accepted norm for that time and place, it is not up to the current society to make judgements and apportion blame to those living today, for the legal actions of others from a bygone era.
Each of us have the responsibility to remember, acknowledge and learn from our history, whether good or bad, so that we can all move forward and work hard at creating a more caring, compassionate and fairer society.
None of us can change what happened in the past, but some people need to move on and show greater concern for today and tomorrow.