General Questions

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yep. For their donation, all donators will receive a tax-deductible receipt via email.

Do you have any posters or downloads?

You can help yourself to any of these downloads… including printable posters.

Why can't I share my profile on Facebook?

A profile can only be shared via a desktop computer or/and mobile sites. Not the app. Sorry if that is a bit of an inconvenience!

Can a donation be made from overseas?

Yes, it just needs to be a MasterCard or Visa. In the 'Region' details on the donation page, if your donor is overseas, they need to select the region of the Kiwi they're donating to.

Who gets the money that I raise?

100% of funds raised by Junk Free June are paid to the Cancer Society of New Zealand's nominated bank account. The Cancer Society then allocates the funds across all of their divisions in New Zealand. 

The Cancer Society of New Zealand owns Junk Free June 100% too.

How can I take part?

You can participate solo or in a group. If you participate, fundraising is encouraged but it's not essential if you just want to live healthier for the month. Regardless of whether you fundraise or not, make sure you sign-up online so we can help you on your way.

You can also donate to Junk Free June itself, to your own campaign or to another participants' campaign. All donators will receive a tax-deductible email receipt. Help us spread the word by telling all your friends, family members and colleagues and get them involved!

What is 'junk food'?

You decide what your 'junk' is. As a general guide anything high in calories from sugar or fat is considered to be 'junk' food because it doesn't have a lot of nutritional value. Fast foods, fizzy drinks, candy, pre-prepared and/or pre-packaged foods can often contain a lot of calories from sugar, salt or fat and are often referred to as 'junk' foods. What you give up for Junk Free June is up to you - it can be one thing, like fast-food, or a bunch of things, like chocolate, lollies and energy drinks.

How does giving up junk foods relate to cancer?

What we eat and drink may cause around 30 percent of cancers in industrialised countries - making diet second only to tobacco as, in theory, a preventable cause of cancer. No particular foods or eating patterns are guaranteed to prevent cancer; however, some foods and eating patterns can reduce your risk. For healthy adults we recommend that you eat a diet that is mostly from vegetables and fruits, be physically active, and maintain a healthy body weight. Analysis of global research shows that about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity – World Cancer Research Fund International 

Can I participate or donate if I'm not in New Zealand?

You sure can. You can sign-upparticipate and donate from anywhere in the world.