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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17 hours ago
Can Assist

Country cancer patients are diagnosed later, more likely to die and 17 times more likely to report geographical or financial barriers to care.

Nowhere in Australia is the “care gap” wider than it is between rural and metropolitan cancer patients.

At Can Assist we reduce the gap by providing financial assistance to any cancer patient of any age that resides in country NSW.

Be a part of the solution – volunteer with us, canassist.org.au/get-involved/membership-volunteering/

donate to us canassist.org.au/ways-to-give/

and most importantly if you are a rural cancer patient contact your local branch here for assistance canassist.org.au/about-us/local-branches/

#canassist #WorldCancerDay2023
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Country cancer patients are diagnosed later, more likely to die and 17 times more likely to report geographical or financial barriers to care.
Nowhere in Australia is the “care gap” wider than it is between rural and metropolitan cancer patients.
At Can Assist we reduce the gap by providing financial assistance to any cancer patient of any age that resides in country NSW.
Be a part of the solution – volunteer with us, https://canassist.org.au/get-involved/membership-volunteering/
donate to us https://canassist.org.au/ways-to-give/
and most importantly if you are a rural cancer patient contact your local branch here for assistance https://canassist.org.au/about-us/local-branches/
#canassist #WorldCancerDay2023
1 day 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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

4 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.

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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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