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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 more than 2700 volunteers and over 50 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.

66 Years

of experience

55 Branches

across regional NSW

2734 members

assisting you

2100+ Fundraisers

over last 5 years

$10 Million +

in assistance over last 5 years

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11 hours ago
Can Assist

The 2023 Australia Day nominations and awards have seen Can Assist members, volunteers, branches and events recognised for their superb work within the community.
We are so proud to know that your efforts support Can Assist. Thank you!

Jean Frost from Yass Can Assist was awarded the 2023 Citizen of the Year and also at the ceremony Yass Valley Can Assist received the award for Community Group of the Year.

So well deserved with such passionate and dedicated members. Congratulations!
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The 2023 Australia Day nominations and awards have seen Can Assist members, volunteers, branches and events recognised for their superb work within the community.
We are so proud to know that your efforts support Can Assist. Thank you!
Jean Frost from Yass Can Assist was awarded the 2023 Citizen of the Year and also at the ceremony Yass Valley Can Assist received the award for Community Group of the Year.
So well deserved with such passionate and dedicated members. Congratulations!

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Congratulations from Armidale Can Assist 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

3 days ago
Can Assist

This OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH please remind your friends and family to be aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as there is no early detection test available.

The most commonly reported symptoms for ovarian cancer are:

Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating
Abdominal or pelvic (lower tummy) pain
Feeling full after eating a small amount
Needing to urinate often or urgently

#canassist #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth
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This OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH please remind your friends and family to be aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as there is no early detection test available. 
The most commonly reported symptoms for ovarian cancer are:
Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating
Abdominal or pelvic (lower tummy) pain
Feeling full after eating a small amount
Needing to urinate often or urgently
#canassist #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth
1 week ago
Can Assist

Congratulations to all nominees and winners in the Australia Day 2023 Awards across NSW.

Can Assist is so proud that we were represented by so many wonderful volunteers and members.

Thank you to -

Pauline Dance Can Assist Griffith
Robert Strickland Can Assist Parkes
Monica O'Connor Can Assist Harden
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Congratulations to all nominees and winners in the Australia Day 2023 Awards across NSW.
Can Assist is so proud that we were represented by so many wonderful volunteers and members.
Thank you to -
Pauline Dance Can Assist Griffith 
Robert Strickland Can Assist Parkes 
Monica OConnor Can Assist Harden

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Congratulations

Bikers 4 boobs won the event of the year at Temora too.

1 week ago
Can Assist

Huge huge Congratulations to Blayney Can Assist Volunteers for being recognised in the Australia Day Awards for the Blayney Shire Community Event of the Year for their work on the Can Assist Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

The award was accepted by long term Can Assist Blayney volunteers Hilton Davies and Betty McKenzie
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Huge huge Congratulations to Blayney Can Assist Volunteers for being recognised in the Australia Day Awards for the Blayney Shire Community Event of the Year for their work on the Can Assist Melbourne Cup Luncheon.
The award was accepted by long term  Can Assist Blayney volunteers Hilton Davies and Betty McKenzie
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