About 1,000 15 to 25 year olds are diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year, where it is the leading disease killer of young people in the country.
It can be a difficult time indeed for the young people affected, which is why CanTeen exists to help support, develop and empower youth who have cancer or have a parent or sibling with the disease.
A group of people aged from 13 to 30 have labelled themselves as 'Babewatch' and plan to take part in the Sydney ocean swim circuit to raise $40,000 for CanTeen.
Described as a "charity ocean swimming team straight out of a David Hasslehoff dream", Babewatch committee member and founder James Goswell says their aim is to get more young people involved in ocean swimming events and fundraising.
"We're willing to put ourselves out there to make a noise for a cause we all feel strongly about," said Goswell.
"It's so exciting to be involved in a team full of young people, our youngest member is 13, and they are all aware of the importance of helping and supporting those in need."
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