Murraylands shows up for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Nearly 2000 South Australians signed up for a cuppa to fight cancer.

Nearly 100 in the Murraylands signed up for the great cause as well.

Thursday, May 27 saw the Biggest Morning Tea held and numbers across the state charted well.

Cancer Council SA's Chief Executive, Lincoln Size thanked all that attended.

"On behalf of Cancer Council SA I would like to sincerely thank all those in the Murraylands who held, attended, or donated to an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event either on the day, or throughout May," Mr Size said.

"More than 1,800 South Australians registered to host a Biggest Morning Tea throughout May or June, including 90 hosts in the Murraylands, and it's fantastic to see events continuing throughout June to support South Australians impacted by cancer."

With one Australian diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, (the length of an average tea break) these events made a world of difference.

"The time, effort and generosity of our morning tea hosts will make a huge difference and allow us to continue to fund vital research, prevention, advocacy and support programs for every South Australian impacted by cancer," Mr Size said.

"The community's generosity makes a huge difference. In the last year alone, thanks to the support of South Australians, we were able to provide more than 30,000 nights of accommodation to those travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment, support more than 5,200 people through Cancer Council 13 11 20 and protect more than 114,700 South Australian school children and educators through the SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood Program.

"Because of our wonderful hosts and their guests, we will be able to continue providing these services for years to come."

If you missed out on the official day, there is no need to worry. Put the kettle on and round up your friends and collegues.

"It's not to late to get involved and have a cuppa for a cause," Mr Size said.

"Just visit biggestmorningtea.com.au to register to host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea celebration throughout June.

"Every day 28 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer.

"On behalf of everyone affected and all those at Cancer Council SA-thank you to all our Biggest Morning Tea hosts and supporters for making sure that they don't have to face their diagnosis alone."

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