Dear Can Assist Community,

I hope you all get as much enjoyment and happiness in looking through this issue of Branching Out as I have. It covers everything from several of our volunteers being recognised for their steadfast commitment and service to community, to the many fundraising events and generous donations. So many lovely photos.

It’s not often we have the Governor of NSW available to present our Honorary Life memberships – I am delighted she could do so to Vicki and Mary Anne from Uralla, such a special moment for two ladies who have donated so much time and empathy to their community and the Can Assist network.

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Dear Can Assist Community,

Our branches have hosted so many enjoyable gatherings this year and it’s always wonderful to be able to reflect upon them within Branching Out. We should all be so proud of our network and these pages are the example of how people around us form our experiences and allow our gratitude to come to the fore. Please enjoy this final edition of Branching out for 2023 and if you would like to see a summary of what Can Assist has done over the last 12 months please look at the latest Annual Report that can be found here.

There are moments of sadness and loss behind these festive events, both for the individuals with cancer that we support Read More

Dear Can Assist Community,

Welcome to our Spring edition of branching Out.

The generous support of our communities, be it individuals, businesses or other groups, in donating and or attending our fundraising events (that take hours of planning and arrangements by our dedicated members) are evident within these pages. Thank you to all involved, the generosity in time and money is meaningfully appreciated by those we support. A recent recipient emailed to say ” I want to thank you  Read More

Dear Can Assist Community,

Over the following pages you will find a bumper issue of Branching Out to complete the financial year. I was fortunate to attend several of the events showcased within and at each I enjoyed the fun and festivities. I walk away from events such as the Cootamundra’s Dancing with the Stars or Dubbo Garden Day feeling a sense of inadequacy in expressing my gratitude for the work our volunteers and supporters provide Can Assist and their commitment to helping cancer patients in country NSW. There are so many wonderful Read More

Dear Can Assist Community,

Welcome to the first edition of Branching Out for 2023. Our pages are always filled with a range of activities that our
members, volunteers and supporters tirelessly commit themselves to in order to raise money and awareness. Within
this edition we continue to show the diversity in events and the overwhelming support and generosity our
communities provide.

Jason and Tania from Cootamundra is a story worth reading – who would ever have thought a
haircut could generate over $100,000! Thank you to everyone that got behind ‘Chop the Mop’, Read More

 

Dear Can Assist Community,

Wishing you, our Can Assist community, a lovely safe and Merry Christmas.

This edition of Branching Out concludes yet another busy year for our Can Assist network and the following pages are a fitting tribute to the hard work and enthusiasm of all our branch executives, members, volunteers and supporters.

With some recent changes with the Can Assist volunteer Board members at the recent AGM, I’ve included a small piece to update you.  Please also look at our most recent Annual Report that can be found digitally on our website at www.canassist.org.au/media

Our thoughts remain with those communities who still are grappling with the impacts of recent flood waters and with those who we continue to assist in their treatment for cancer. I hope in the coming weeks we all have opportunity to be drawn together with family and friends. Read More

 

Dear Can Assist Community,

Can Assist would not exist if it were not for its volunteers and the generosity of financial supporters. Branching Out this quarter showcases both and demonstrates why we receive such words from the Regional Health Minister Hon Bronnie Taylor MP “thanks to your advocacy and assistance we were able to make it happen. You do terrific work supporting the people of regional NSW. Thank You.” Read more

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Compared to those in metropolitan areas, rural cancer patients are diagnosed later, are more likely to die and seventeen times more likely to report geographical and financial barriers to care. Distance matters – it creates inequitable access to best treatment options. Can Assist is a registered Charity that provides cancer assistance for country NSW through financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.

Dear Can Assist Community,

I hope that you find reading each edition of Branching Out as wonderful as I do. Catching up on all the amazing ideas of our branch network and the dedicated volunteers and supporters. This edition should not let you down -movie nights, garden days, car cruises, hair cuts, swimming and golf….. Great events and fabulous support from you our community. Read more

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Compared to those in metropolitan areas, rural cancer patients are diagnosed later, are more likely to die and seventeen times more likely to report geographical and financial barriers to care. Distance matters – it creates inequitable access to best treatment options. Can Assist is a registered Charity that provides cancer assistance for country NSW through financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.

Dear Can Assist Community,

What a lot to celebrate in this latest issue of Branching Out, the first for 2022. My spirits were lifted as I turned the pages and read of so much activity and diversity in events across our Branches. It felt like the shackles of COVID-19 were unlocked, be it just for the 20 minutes I read the issue! Having said that, it is
nice to feel some of the restrictions we have had to live with finally being lifted… Read more

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Compared to those in metropolitan areas, rural cancer patients are diagnosed later, are more likely to die and seventeen times more likely to report geographical and financial barriers to care. Distance matters – it creates inequitable access to best treatment options. Can Assist is a registered Charity that provides cancer assistance for country NSW through financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.