A typical rural cancer patient travel requirement over the course of their treatment is in the order of 50 hours of drive time. 

We don’t often stop to think how far people in the bush have to travel and the stress that involves.

This October lets change that!

You CAN DO

Introducing the CAN DO Challenge, a different kind of challenge in support of rural cancer patients. This October show your support by pledging 12 hours of your month to a challenge of your choosing. You could run, swim, read, paint…or whatever will push you to do something different. Your 12 hours of EXTRAordinary represents just 25% of a rural cancer patients travel journey yet will help make a difference.

Join our ‘CAN DO’ Challenge

  • Challenge yourself  
  • Compete against others
  • Encourage your friends, family and colleagues  
  • Get Involved 
  • Sign Up  
  • Seek others to support you

Together We CAN DO 

The money raised will ensure Can Assist continues to support over 10,000 requests for assistance each year and advocate for equitable access to cancer care and treatment for all residents of rural NSW diagnosed with any cancer.

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2 hours ago
Can Assist

Our stories of Anna, Leonie, Luke and little Tommy all demonstrate that for those who live in remote rural areas, a cancer diagnosis isn’t just a health challenge, it’s often a logistical nightmare. The distance between these patients and the care they need adds extra costs and planning to an already stressful time.

Can Assist alleviates some of this stress, - by registering for the CAN DO Challenge this October you can help yourself and Can Assist.

What’s stopping you?

Please pledge just 12 hours of your month to a challenge of your choosing!

Register today!

www.candochallenge.org.au

#can_assist
#cancer
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Our stories of Anna, Leonie, Luke and little Tommy all demonstrate that for those who live in remote rural areas, a cancer diagnosis isn’t just a health challenge, it’s often a logistical nightmare. The distance between these patients and the care they need adds extra costs and planning to an already stressful time. 
Can Assist alleviates some of this stress, - by registering for the CAN DO Challenge this October you can help yourself and Can Assist. 
What’s stopping you? 
Please pledge just 12 hours of your month to a challenge of your choosing! 
Register today! 
www.candochallenge.org.au 
#can_assist 
#cancer
1 day ago
Can Assist

Only one week to go until the CAN DO Challenge starts!

Have you chosen your activity? Are you taking on the challenge alone or with friend or family? Let us know about your CAN DO Challenge in the comments below!

Help us to help rural cancer patients– sign up for CAN DO Challenge today!

www.candochallenge.org.au

#can_assist
#cancer
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Only one week to go until the CAN DO Challenge starts! 
Have you chosen your activity? Are you taking on the challenge alone or with friend or family?  Let us know about your CAN DO Challenge in the comments below! 
Help us to help rural cancer patients– sign up for CAN DO Challenge today! 
www.candochallenge.org.au
#can_assist
#cancer
2 days ago
Can Assist

“Can Assist is a huge help for many of our patients to be able to even get to treatment and stay for the duration ..that otherwise they wouldn’t be able to do”

Fiorina Gibbons
Lung Cancer and Melanoma Clinical Nurse Consultant
Western Cancer Centre Dubbo

Sign up for the CAN DO Challenge today!

www.candochallenge.org.au

#can_assist

#cancer

Dugald Saunders MP
Macquarie Home Stay
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4 days ago
Can Assist

“Lilier played such an instrumental role in my recovery…it’s more like a family” says Anna Nardi from Leeton

If you are travelling to The Riverina Cancer Care Centre in Wagga Wagga for treatment, you can stay at Lilier Lodge which is part owned and operated by Can Assist. Housing patients and carers who live up to 1,000km away like Anna they find solace and support with fellow guests.

Please help us continue to support rural cancer patients like Anna.

Sign up for the CAN DO Challenge today.

www.candochallenge.org.au

#can_assist
#cancer

Fina out more about Lilier Lodge here canassist.org.au/lilier-lodge/

Dr Joe McGirr MP
Lilier Lodge
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“Lilier played such an instrumental role in my recovery…it’s more like a family” says Anna Nardi from Leeton
If you are travelling to The Riverina Cancer Care Centre in Wagga Wagga for treatment, you can stay at Lilier Lodge which is part owned and operated by Can Assist. Housing patients and carers who live up to 1,000km away like Anna they find solace and support with fellow guests. 
Please help us continue to support rural cancer patients like Anna.
Sign up for the CAN DO Challenge today.
www.candochallenge.org.au
#can_assist
#cancer
Fina out more about Lilier Lodge here https://canassist.org.au/lilier-lodge/
Dr Joe McGirr MP
Lilier Lodge

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My beautiful sister. Such an amazing woman. So proud of you Lynne. 💜💜💜

Thank you everyone (especially my cousin Anna - you do an amazing job!!)

Well done Aunty Lyn Lynne Gibson 😘

We are so Lucky to Have Lillier Lodge. And the amazing Generous people who give their time to keep it going Well Done Anna Nardi 👏 💖

Congratulations Lyn…We’ll Done ✅ & Anna. GREAT Photo..👏👏💝💝🥹🥹❤️❤️

Congratulations Lyne - a very caring and thoughtful person making a difference.

Anna is simply inspirational. I am constantly in awe of what she quietly achieves.

Well done Anna for all the hard work you do.

Amazing work Anna and the team at Lilier Lodge!

Con plimenti Anna tanti saluti

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“If it were not for Can Assist, we would have needed to sell our house to afford treatment…. we can’t thank Can Assist enough”Jon Cootamundra

The Gills travelled well in excess of 50,000 km over the course of Tommy’s treatment: around 150 trips in total. “I couldn’t put a number on what we spent…. then there was the time off work and all the extra travel, we could not have got through it without the help of charities like Can Assist who provided us with multiple travel vouchers” Sam Gill, mother of Tommy.

When first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Lyn was flown to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney for immediate treatment. Sydney became home for Lyn for the next three months. Steve drove back and forth to Sydney (1,100 kms return per trip) multiple times over this period and spent several weeks in various Sydney accommodation facilities.

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