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Every year, 25,000 New Zealanders will receive the devastating news: “you’ve got cancer.” When cancer feels overwhelming, you can provide the practical and emotional support that patients and their families need. Please make your donation today.
Sandra was 45 when a small mass was discovered in her right breast. It was cancer, but the vital radiation treatment that she needed was located at a hospital hours from home. Thankfully, because of supporters like you, Sandra was able to receive free accommodation at our Cancer Society Lodge, close to her life-saving treatment.
“I found so much of my anxiety and stress was removed through my stay at the Cancer Society lodge. It brings patients together.
You’re all bald and you’ve got holes in your throat or whatever, but it doesn’t matter because you sit around and play cards and talk. Connecting patients, it’s amazing.”
Being able to complete her crucial treatment from the comfort of the Cancer Society Lodge made an immense difference to Sandra’s journey. In her words, without this service “it would have been that much more depressing, more difficult, more stressful...”.
What’s more, Sandra explained that without our free accommodation and care, some of the patients she met at the lodge would have missed out on life-saving treatment altogether.
Please, make your donation today to ensure Kiwis facing cancer receive vital care and support.
For Ayden, who was just 22 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, it was support from specialist Cancer Society nurse Angelique that made all the difference.
“Angelique’s been there every step. She’s been Ayden’s biggest supporter, cheering him on all the way. I always felt heard and was never made to feel like I was overreacting, which was really reassuring.” – Ayden’s mum Kelli
“Angelique’s not just good at listening,” says Ayden. “She’s good at action too. I couldn’t have done it without her.”
Thousands of New Zealanders like Sandra and Ayden rely on our vital services every day. From accommodation to nursing support, counselling, transportation and more, we need your help today to ensure no cancer patient faces cancer alone and unsupported.
Please give a meaningful gift today – your donation will make an immense difference to New Zealanders facing cancer.
“What people want to know is – is my money going to a good place? And the answer to that is YES – it’s going to a really good place. It’s a very very worthwhile organisation to give to.” - Sandra
Thank you for supporting Kiwis facing cancer. Because of you, no one has to face the toughest days of their life alone.