About Canteen and National Bandanna Day

National Bandanna Day

Held on the last Friday in October, Bandanna Day is the flagship fundraising and awareness campaign for Canteen. Since Bandanna Day began it has raised more than $33 million to support young people affected by cancer.

We encourage individuals, schools and organisations to get involved by taking part in one of the following activities:

With your support, funds raised from Bandanna Day will help young people impacted by cancer get access to programs, counselling and peer support.

By joining the movement YOU can stand up to cancer!

#BandannaDay

Canteen bandannas are more than just an accessory — they're a symbol.

About Canteen

We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. For young people aged 12-25, life should be full of possibilities. Canteen is here to help build coping skills and resilience that will last them a lifetime.

We run programs, camps and recreation days that give young people some space away from the daily pressures of living with cancer and the opportunity to meet others who truly understand what they’re going through.

So if you know a young person who needs support, explore how we help, email us at support@canteen.org.au or call 1800 835 932.

You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.