Partners & Supporters

South Australians are renowned for their generosity and community spirit.

For more than 90 years, South Australians have enabled us to fund vital support services, such as our existing lodges, including replacement and refurbishment of their infrastructure.

Cancer Council SA will use the proceeds from the sale of our two current Lodges on Greenhill Road and Dequetteville Terrace, along with State Government support and generosity from the South Australian community, to bring this project to life.

Join this group of committed supporters—by making a visionary investment in the future of South Australian cancer care—and you will have both the satisfaction of knowing you are helping improve cancer survival rates and the opportunity to have your generosity recognised in a special and lasting way.

We are also inviting a limited number of South Australian philanthropists to discuss the opportunity to name important community facilities within the project, including consultation rooms, communal areas or private meeting spaces.

If you would like to find out more about partnership and philanthropy opportunities, please contact Cancer Council SA General Manager Marketing, Fundraising & Relationships Russell Schrale on 8291 4108 or 0407 402 575, or email

This project is supported by a dedicated committee of prominent South Australians who believe in our vision and are committed to creating the next generation of cancer care for South Australian. Meet our Capital Campaign Committee.

Capital Campaign Committee


Established in 1961, Sarah Constructions is a proudly South Australian owned and operated building contractor and construction manager. Sarah has built a leading reputation as a trusted and reliable partner in the building and construction industry, committed to long term client relationships and delivering superior outcomes. Sarah is proud to be awarded the contract to deliver this once in a generation project for Cancer Council SA, which will create a new home for all South Australians impacted by cancer.

Tarpeena Support Group donates $15,000 to new Cancer Council SA building  

A huge thank you to the Tarpeena Support Group, the first of our community support networks to make a pledge to support Cancer Council’s new home for all South Australians impacted by cancer.

Established 10 years ago by local woman Poppy Howe in memory of her son, who lost his life to cancer, the group is passionate about supporting projects that make a difference in the lives of regional South Australians impacted by cancer.

For Poppy, the cause is a particularly personal one. Not only did she lose her son to cancer, she also lost her husband and daughter to the disease, with her daughter Donna staying at Greenhill Lodge throughout her treatment. Poppy, who is now in her 90s, believes that the project is an incredibly important one and will support South Australians impacted by cancer for years to come.

Like Poppy, a number of group members also have a personal cancer story, including Marg Dawe, who stayed at the lodges throughout her breast cancer treatment.

“I stayed at the lodges 10 years ago and to be honest, it was a lifesaver for me. The community, the transport, the access to social workers—everything there made it easier for me to get through my treatment and get back home,” she said.

“10 years on and I’m doing really well but have never forgotten the support I received from the lodges. Now it’s our turn to give back and ensure that that this type of support is there for generations of regional South Australians to come,” she said.

Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size thanked the Tarpeena support group for their generosity.

“Support from the South Australian community is vital to enable this visionary new project to go ahead. We are incredibly grateful to organisations like the Tarpeena Support Group for their donation, which will ensure that this vision will become a reality.”

Cancer Council’s new, integrated cancer building will be the home for all South Australians impacted by cancer.

Combining research, prevention, information and support services alongside a new benchmark 120-room supportive accommodation facility, the facility will be the next generation in South Australian cancer care and help even more people survive a cancer diagnosis.