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.

Dear Can Assist Community,

As we close out the year with the last Branching Out issue for 2021, I am buoyed by the stories within this issue. Be it the welcoming of new executives to steer our branches or showcasing the events that have managed to take place during a period where we were all living with uncertainties and concerns or the gorgeous and generous stories of support from… 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,

Whilst COVID-19 impacted the entire state this last quarter and consequentially this issue of Branching Out is a slimmed down version -our pages continue to demonstrate the wonderful commitment of our members to support their 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.

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Dear Can Assist Community,

Six months into the year and this last quarter – reflected by what we read in these pages — has been a busy time for all branches with lots of fundraising events. I have managed to visit a number of branches and join in many fabulous events and branch meetings… 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.

Welcome to the first Branching Out for 2021!
With March almost over, the year has begun with a resumption of events and across all branches much planning for future events – which is very exciting after the last year which was difficult for everyone on many fronts…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.

Twelve months ago our state faced severe drought and many of our communities the devastation of horrific fires.
The word COVID-19 was something occurring way offshore and not in our vocabulary as it is today. This past year is perhaps representative that we never know what lies ahead however well planned we are, yet in times of adversity community can come together and help… 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.

Welcome to the latest issue of Branching Out and may I wish you all Happy Can Assist Birthday wishes!
At the beginning of October 1955, Mona Ham founded the Cancer Patients Assistance Fund of New South Wales. An organisation with a specific objective than to help ambulatory radiotherapy patients from country areas. The meeting to form the fund was held at her home with a team well aware of the situation that brought them together… 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.