Join Bandanna
Day and stand
up to cancer 

To support young people
affected by cancer


Ways to get involved

You can get involved in a range of ways to show your support and join the movement to stand up to cancer!

Sell bandannas

We'll send you a box of awesome bandannas that you can sell to your colleagues, friends and family.

Click here to learn more. 

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Buy a bandanna

Buy a bandanna (or two) and wear your support all year long.
Buy now. 

Click here to visit our shop.

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Cut, Colour or Cover

Challenge yourself to Cut, Colour, or Cover your hair on 30 October for Bandanna Day.

Click here to learn how it works. 

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What is National Bandanna Day?

Held on the last Friday in October, National 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 impacted by cancer.

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

Find out more about how YOU can stand up to cancer!


We've sold 15,162 bandannas so far this year!

How does Canteen help young people?

Counselling and individual support

Canteen counsellors are specially trained to understand the challenges cancer brings. Young people can share thoughts or feelings that other people in their lives might not be able to relate to.

Peer support and programs

Life can feel pretty lonely when you’re trying to deal with cancer. Through Canteen, young people can meet other young people living with cancer who totally get what they’re going through.

Youth Cancer Services

Youth Cancer Services provide specialist, age-appropriate treatment and support for young cancer patients aged 15-25. This service is supported by federal funding administered by Canteen as well as state and territory government funding.

Health professionals

Health professionals play a vital role in supporting young people living with cancer. Canteen works with health professionals to provide vital information on how best to support young people facing a cancer journey.

Josh's story

Joshua Bell was born in Sydney in 2002. 18 months later, his mum noticed his glands were swollen. His parents made the life-altering decision to investigate further. The following blur of ultrasounds and tests awakened their nightmare.

Read Josh's story

Together, let's stand up to cancer!