• 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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  • 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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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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1 day ago
Can Assist

By choosing Can Assist to receive your workplace giving, your donation will make a meaningful impact upon country cancer patients and their families as they undergo their treatment.

💛 Why Choose Can Assist? Every contribution makes a tangible impact on those in need. Your donations directly support:

Medical expenses
Travel costs for treatment
Essential living expenses

🙌 Get Involved Today! Sign up for workplace giving and select Can Assist as your charity. Together, we can provide vital support to those battling cancer in rural communities.

Visit the link below to learn more.

#workplacegivingmonth #supportcanassist #MakeADifference #givingback #canassist
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By choosing Can Assist to receive your workplace giving, your donation will make a meaningful impact upon country cancer patients and their families as they undergo their treatment.
💛 Why Choose Can Assist? Every contribution makes a tangible impact on those in need. Your donations directly support:
Medical expenses
Travel costs for treatment
Essential living expenses
🙌 Get Involved Today! Sign up for workplace giving and select Can Assist as your charity. Together, we can provide vital support to those battling cancer in rural communities.
Visit the link below to learn more.
#WorkplaceGivingMonth #SupportCanAssist #MakeADifference #GivingBack #CanAssistImage attachmentImage attachment
2 days ago
Can Assist

“This is not a service that can be replicated from a centralised service in the city.”

Clinical Nurse Consultant Ms. Gibbons highlights the unique strength of Can Assist in being responsive to local needs. Our local volunteers truly understand the barriers faced by their communities and know how to provide the best support.

Look at the incredible network of Can Assist branches across NSW, each one dedicated to making a difference in their community. 💛

#CanAssist #LocalSupport #CommunityCare #NSW #VolunteerDriven #MakingADifference #CancerSupport #LocalVolunteers #CancerSupport
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“This is not a service that can be replicated from a centralised service in the city.”
Clinical Nurse Consultant Ms. Gibbons highlights the unique strength of Can Assist in being responsive to local needs. Our local volunteers truly understand the barriers faced by their communities and know how to provide the best support.
Look at the incredible network of Can Assist branches across NSW, each one dedicated to making a difference in their community. 💛
#CanAssist #LocalSupport #CommunityCare #NSW #VolunteerDriven #MakingADifference #CancerSupport #LocalVolunteers #CancerSupport
3 days ago
Can Assist

Our President and Chair of The Can Assist Board, Jacko, asks for your support this tax year. He volunteers his time with Can Assist as he has seen first hand how country people in NSW face greater challenges and shorter life spans compared to their city counterparts when battling cancer. Many have to travel thousands of miles for treatment, away from their families and support systems.

Join Jacko and help us make a difference to Can Assist families managing cancer.

Every donation helps us provide vital assistance to country patients and their families. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible, so let's keep our beacon of hope shining bright.

Click the link below to donate today. 💛

www.mycause.com.au/page/346160/can-assist-2024-tax-appeal

#canassist #cancersupport #cancercharity #charityvolunteer #NSWHealthcare
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4 days ago
Can Assist

Have you ever wondered how cancer treatment impacts people in the country?

Walk in her shoes.

For Teann’s cancer treatments, she doesn’t just pop out for a couple of hours — it’s a full day each time, requiring an 8-hour round trip and forcing her to miss work.

As the end of the financial year approaches, your support is crucial. By donating to Can Assist, you can help ease the burden for country cancer patients like Teann, who have to travel immense distances for vital treatment and then manage the impacts that distance has financially.

Every donation over $2 is tax-deductible. Let’s ensure that no one fights cancer alone, no matter how far they have to travel.

Click the link below to donate today. 💛
www.mycause.com.au/page/346160/can-assist-2024-tax-appeal

#CanAssist #EOFYDonations #SupportCountryCancerPatients
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