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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Stepping into the shoes of country women!

    “Sadly I experienced the burdens of cancer while caring for my mum who lost her fight in 2015. What I know first hand is that being in the country makes access to healthcare support HARD and when adding cancer it becomes even HARDER.”

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  • HOW FAR WOULD YOU NEED TO DRIVE TO ACCESS CANCER TREATMENT?

    RURAL AND REGIONAL FAMILIES IN NSW NEED OUR ASSISTANCE

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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Can Assist ensures all people, no matter where they live in NSW, have equitable access to cancer treatment and care by providing financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.

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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Our values of equity, integrity, community and hope are the building blocks of all our work.

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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Can Assist is determined to raise awareness of the inequities facing country cancer patients and their families.

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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Cancer is hard, cancer in the country is harder.

    “The support from Can Assist was amazing when our world got turned upside down by Lucy’s cancer diagnosis.”

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What we do

We help ease the burden of cancer for country families throughout NSW.

How we Assist

A vast network of local volunteer branches that collaborate with health professionals.

Why we Assist

To lessen the inequities distance creates in cancer care and treatment for rural communities.

No matter the distance, assistance is never far away.

We Can Assist

Can Assist is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of where they live in NSW, have equitable access to cancer treatment and care. By providing financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness of the inequities, our volunteer network ensures that country people are given the same opportunities and treatment choices as those who live in city centres.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our grass roots organisation.

How you can assist

Today, Can Assist has 3000 volunteers and over 55 branches that are committed to making the journey with cancer easier for all rural and regional NSW communities. Ensure our charitable organisation continues to grow by joining our team of men and women across the state who selflessly give their time and effort to assist.

“Without Can Assist, I would not have been able to continue treatment.” Vicki, Mudgee

Can Assist has been supporting country people

with cancer since 1955

By providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional areas, we ensure that country people are given the same opportunities and treatment choices as those who live in city centres.

69 Years

of experience

56 Branches

across regional NSW

2939 members

assisting you

2100+ Fundraisers

over last 5 years

$10 Million +

in assistance over last 5 years

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2 days ago
Can Assist

Join Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AM in the Can Do the Distance Challenge 🌟

Your participation helps us continue providing life-changing support to NSW country cancer patients. Take Lucy, for example. At just 5 years old, she was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Her nearest treatment centre was over 450km from home, separating her from her dad and siblings, and adding significant financial and emotional pressures.

Join us in the Can Do the Distance Challenge and help us reduce the challenges that distance creates. Every step you take makes a real difference.

Click the link below to sign up today! 💛

candothedistance.org.au/

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3 days ago
Can Assist

Jess highlights a reality many take for granted: "It would be a lot easier in a bigger city." Living in the country and battling cancer brings unique challenges that many city dwellers never have to consider.

In Sydney, access to treatment and support is just around the corner, but for country patients like Jess, it means 3 days off work at a time adding even more stress. Show your support for those who face these extra hurdles.

Head to the link below to learn more about Jess’s story and find out how you can help. 💛

canassist.org.au/

#CanAssist #CancerNSW #CancerJourney #PatientSupport #CancerAwareness
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6 days ago
Can Assist

🌟 Can You Do the Distance in August? 🌟

Join Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AM in the Can Do the Distance Challenge! She'll be running, but what will you do? Walk, swim, ride, or set your own unique challenge to support NSW country cancer patients.

Register now and take on the challenge to make a real difference. Head to the link below to sign up and show your support. Together, we can do the distance! 💛

candothedistance.org.au/

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7 days ago
Can Assist

🌟 Join the Can Do the Distance Challenge! 🌟

Ready to make a difference this August? Here's how you can get involved:

Register for the Challenge: Click the link in our bio to sign up.
Set Your Target: Choose a goal that suits you. Whether it's walking, running, swimming, or even reading books, every step counts!
Make It Your Own: Create a challenge that fits your lifestyle and abilities.
Remember, every step, every kilometre, and every dollar raised supports country cancer patients and their families. Together, we can make a huge impact!

👉 Link in bio to register. Let's do the distance together! 💛

#candothedistance #essentialenergy #cancernsw #cancerawareness #bethechange
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🌟 Join the Can Do the Distance Challenge! 🌟
Ready to make a difference this August? Heres how you can get involved:
Register for the Challenge: Click the link in our bio to sign up.
Set Your Target: Choose a goal that suits you. Whether its walking, running, swimming, or even reading books, every step counts!
Make It Your Own: Create a challenge that fits your lifestyle and abilities.
Remember, every step, every kilometre, and every dollar raised supports country cancer patients and their families. Together, we can make a huge impact!
👉 Link in bio to register. Lets do the distance together! 💛
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