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.

Happy End of Financial Year 2020 and welcome to the latest edition of Branching Out.
Through all the challenges of COVID Can Assist members have continued to do the utmost to look after the vulnerable in your communities. Our Branch Executives have demonstrated resilience and determination, our client’s courage and our supporters generosity. I acknowledge and thank you for all that you have done…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.

Can Assist Community
In a period of uncertainty and media that feeds anxiety, I hope this issue of Branching Out provides you an opportunity to put COVID-19 to one side and reflect on some great times when we weren’t self-isolating. These pages encapture the spirit of Can Assist volunteers and supporters. Community, equity, integrity and hope… 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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Message from the Chair
Christmas means a great occasion to celebrate with friends and family. In the Can Assist 65th year with sincere humility and with gratitude, we thank all volunteers, donors, sponsors and in-kind contributors. What a wonderful family Can Assist is, across a 55 branch network assisting, caring, support selfless… 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.