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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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7 days ago
Can Assist

Meet Chris ⭐️

Chris is participating in the Can Do the Distance challenge this August, for the third time in a row!

This year, Chris is running 111km from Wagga to Tumut, representing the challenges distance creates for members of his community who have cancer. His dedication highlights the importance of supporting country cancer patients and ensuring they get the care they need.

Join Chris and many others in the Can Do the Distance Challenge this August. Together, we can make a difference and ease the burden for those facing long journeys for treatment. 💛

Register Now: candothedistance.org.au/

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1 week ago
Can Assist

"Empowering communities is a core reason why Essential Energy and its employees are proud sponsors and workplace giving partners of Can Assist. Their funding has contributed towards providing assistance to cancer patients and their families in regional NSW to lighten the burden when they do not live close to treatment." John Cleland – CEO of Essential Energy

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Empowering communities is a core reason why Essential Energy and its employees are proud sponsors and workplace giving partners of Can Assist. Their funding has contributed towards providing assistance to cancer patients and their families in regional NSW to lighten the burden when they do not live close to treatment. John Cleland – CEO of Essential Energy
#CanDoTheDistance #EssentialEnergy #CancerNSW #CancerAwareness #BeTheChange
2 weeks ago
Can Assist

Are you ready to make a difference and earn some amazing rewards? 🌟 Join the Can Do the Distance Challenge and raise over $500 to be entered into a draw to win one of these fantastic prizes!

Manly Pacific: Enjoy a luxurious two-night stay with breakfast included ($1,000 value).

Terrigal Crowne Plaza: Relax with a one-night stay and breakfast included ($500 value).

Zoggs Goggle: Dive into a prize pack valued at over $300.

Fire Grill: Savour a delicious meal with a $200 restaurant voucher.

MooGoo: Pamper yourself with a prize pack valued at over $170.

Your participation helps provide life-changing support to NSW country cancer patients, offering them the care they need during one of the toughest times of their lives.

By signing up, you’re not just competing for prizes, but you're also making a significant impact. Every step, every kilometre, and every dollar raised makes a real difference.

Join us in this meaningful journey! Sign up for the Can Do the Distance Challenge today and start fundraising. Together, we can do the distance! 💛

👉 Click the link below to register and learn more.

#CanDoTheDistance #EssentialEnergy #CancerNSW #CancerAwareness #BeTheChange
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Are you ready to make a difference and earn some amazing rewards? 🌟 Join the Can Do the Distance Challenge and raise over $500 to be entered into a draw to win one of these fantastic prizes!
Manly Pacific: Enjoy a luxurious two-night stay with breakfast included ($1,000 value).
Terrigal Crowne Plaza: Relax with a one-night stay and breakfast included ($500 value).
Zoggs Goggle: Dive into a prize pack valued at over $300.
Fire Grill: Savour a delicious meal with a $200 restaurant voucher.
MooGoo: Pamper yourself with a prize pack valued at over $170.
Your participation helps provide life-changing support to NSW country cancer patients, offering them the care they need during one of the toughest times of their lives.
By signing up, you’re not just competing for prizes, but youre also making a significant impact. Every step, every kilometre, and every dollar raised makes a real difference.
Join us in this meaningful journey! Sign up for the Can Do the Distance Challenge today and start fundraising. Together, we can do the distance! 💛
👉 Click the link below to register and learn more.
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2 weeks ago
Can Assist

🌟 Get Ready for the Can Do the Distance Challenge with Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AM! 🌟

Melinda offers valuable tips to help you prepare for the challenge. She suggests choosing an activity you enjoy, doing it with a friend for extra motivation, and getting ready the night before to start strong. Setting small goals can help keep you on track, and most importantly, have fun knowing that every step supports country cancer patients in NSW.

Join us and make a difference. Click the link below to register today! 💛

candothedistance.org.au/

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