Branching Out Newsletter – Issue 14

Branching Out Newsletter 14

On 13 October 2016, I was given the amazing opportunity to meet with the new President and Chair Vicki Meyer and visit one of the founders of our esteemed organisation, Kathleen George.
For 2 hours we were treated to a potted history of Mona Ham’s work at the Sydney Hospital and how Kathleen worked with her to deliver the first practical support delivered by cancer Patients Assistance Society… Read more


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.