Melbourne Bohras Bake to Help Fight Cancer

The Cancer Council estimates that cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, with almost 50,000 deaths from cancer in 2019.

For the 3rd year running, Volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Melbourne took part in the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – an annual community event that raises vital funds with the aim of making a big difference for those impacted by cancer.

On the 30th anniversary of the Cancer Council, Dawoodi Bohras turned out in great numbers for a delicious, fun-packed “Australia’s Greatest Baker” competition. Volunteers submitted their best baking – often using a secret family recipe – and much fun was had by all those that attended, while raising money for a great cause.

This year, funds raised will provide SunSmart UV education and training to over 1,300 school kids, helping to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention and sun protection.

Cancer Council Victoria is a leading cancer charity that works across every aspect of every cancer.  Every day, they support people impacted by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer.

Arwa Kaka, a representative of the Melbourne Dawoodi Bohras, said, “Investment in research has helped increase cancer survival rates from 49% in the 1980s to 69% today.  The funds raised will help brilliant Australian researchers to work on unlocking more of cancer’s secrets.”

The Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne volunteered as part of their global Project Rise initiative, which strives to improve living conditions for vulnerable people.  The Bohras look forward to contributing again to this great fundraising cause again next year.

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