Cure Cancer Australia

A message from Cure Cancer Australia

"Thank you for supporting The Big Hug Box, a charitable initiative which donates all profits to Cure Cancer Australia.

As a cancer survivor, Lisa understands firsthand the importance of supporting cancer research, and her ongoing fundraising efforts continue to amaze us. We were honoured to have Lisa join Cure Cancer Australia as an ambassador in 2016, and are so grateful for her ongoing commitment to our cause and for all the hard work she has put into this heart-warming project. We cannot cure cancer without research.

By supporting the Big Hug Box, you are helping to make this the last generation to die from cancer."

Who are Cure Cancer Australia?

Cure Cancer Australia is dedicated to funding crucial cancer research from Australia’s brightest emerging minds.


They believe early-career researchers who offer new ideas and challenging perspectives are the key to advancing the fight against ALL types of cancer. 1 Australian dies every 12 minutes from cancer, which is why their research grants are awarded to early-career researchers working across ALL cancers, including the rarest types.


Over the past 50 years, Cure Cancer Australia have funded almost 500 research grants to over 300 individual early career researchers. By identifying, assessing and funding research at a time when ideas burn brightest, they believe they have the best chance of achieving their mission to cure cancer for good. Many Cure Cancer Australia researchers who received our funding early in their careers are now amongst Australia’s most prominent cancer researchers.

Why has The Big Hug Box chosen to donate funds to Cure Cancer Australia

After my diagnosis in 2015 I felt as though control of my life was taken out of my hands. It was an extremely scary time for my family and I as I was told that my tumor was malignant and rare and they were unsure of how to successfully treat the tumor. As I tell my friends and family, I am unsure  how close to losing my life I was.

I was extremely fortunate to be referred to an oncologist who was extremely well known in Australia and worldwide. I did not know at the time the power of cancer research in saving lives. Nor did I know that he had received 3 grants from Cure Cancer Australia over 30 years ago.

Already in 2016 I was allowed to tell everyone after a intense 6 month period that I was cancer free. The surgery had gone well but I was to find out that the treatment my oncologist had prescribed had saved my life as all cancer cells in the excised tumor were killed during chemotherapy. A truly unimaginable result.

It is now that I have become an ambassador for Cure Cancer Australia and dedicate much time to helping raise money for cancer research as I have experienced first hand what the power of research in cancer can do towards saving lives.