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About The Big Hug Box

Cure Cancer Australia ambassador and cancer survivor Lisa Greissl introduces The Big Hug Box, an initiative designed to let you show your support for cancer patients at a time when there are often no words…

In November 2015,  Lisa was diagnosed with teratoma of the spine, a malignant and highly aggressive cancer. She was referred to Sydney oncologist and former Cure Cancer Australia grant recipient Professor Martin Tattersall AO, who prescribed a treatment that he thought was the most suitable.

Fortunately, Lisa’s outcome was good. Following three heavy rounds of chemotherapy, the tumour had shrunk by half. When the tumour was removed during surgery, tests revealed all cancer cells had been killed by the chemotherapy.

Lisa has now been cancer free for over two years, and has become one of Cure Cancer Australia’s most avid fundraisers and supporters. Earlier this year, she developed The Big Hug Box, a charitable initiative that donates its profits to Cure Cancer Australia.


The Big Hug Box is beautifully curated gift box designed to uplift cancer patients and promote wellness throughout their treatment. Each of the boxes contain natural, organic products that have been selected with the needs of the recipient in mind. Sourcing the majority of products from small Australian businesses, Lisa and her team worked hard to ensure everything they chose was natural, organic and handmade wherever possible. 


Having experienced cancer first hand, Lisa understands the importance of investing in research. “My oncologist, Professor Tattersall, prescribed me a treatment that saved my life. Professor Tattersall has received three grants from Cure Cancer Australia, and that just goes to show why it is so important to invest in emerging researchers who have these brilliant, unexplored ideas. Without his treatment, I may not be standing here today. By purchasing a Big Hug Box, you’ll not only be supporting a cancer patient, you’ll be contributing to the research that might one day put an end to this disease for good.”

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About Cure Cancer Australia

Cure Cancer Australia is dedicated to funding crucial cancer research from Australia’s brightest emerging minds. We believe early-career researchers who offer new ideas and challenging perspectives are the key to advancing the fight against ALL types of cancer.
The funding landscape for early-career researchers is extremely competitive. Cure Cancer Australia provides the vital early-career funding that our emerging research innovators so desperately need. Without investment in their potentially life-saving research, there won't be a future pipeline for Australian cancer research.
To date, Cure Cancer Australia has invested close to $30 million to support more than 300 scientists and provide close to 500 research grants. Many of our alumni are now amongst the leaders in cancer research both in Australia and around the world.
We won't cure cancer without research and we cannot cure cancer without you. Help us to make this the last generation to die from cancer.

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