This Christmas, make sure no one faces cancer alone!
Across this November and December, over 4,000 New Zealanders will be given the devastating news ‘You have cancer’. When cancer feels overwhelming, you can provide the practical and emotional support that patients and their families desperately need. Please make your donation today.
“It was so scary… my instant thought was that I was going to lose my husband.”
Rachel (29) and Jason (28) were enjoying newly married life when a frightening seizure turned their world upside down. It was caused by a rare cancerous mass in Jason’s brain - a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma.
I can only imagine how terrifying it would be to discover your beloved partner has a life-threatening tumour, especially at such a young age. When a crisis like cancer happens, families need crucial support services to meet their immediate needs, and they need hope for the future in the form of lifesaving research.
This Christmas you can give both. Please, make your donation today to ensure no one faces cancer alone this Christmas.
Thankfully, because of generous donors like you, Jason and Rachel knew they weren’t alone. Free care and support, including expert nursing, access to counselling and transport to treatment was just a call away.
Jason was able to talk to one of our dedicated cancer nurses and for Jason’s wife and carer Rachel, access to free sessions with the Cancer Society’s trained psychologists provided her with emotional support when she needed it most.
“I have to talk about what we’re going through - that’s how I process things. So just being able to talk to someone who understands everything and also other people who’ve been going through similar things was really helpful.
It’s also helped me to know that what I was doing already was good and they gave me tips and tricks that I’ve taken into this journey for looking after my mental and physical health.” - Rachel
Thousands of families just like Rachel and Jason rely on the Cancer Society for support every single day. But we can’t do it without you. This Christmas, will you give the greatest gift to people facing cancer with your donation?
“I absolutely think the Cancer Society is a worthy cause. To be brutally honest, cancer is probably one of the worst things that can happen to a person and it’s not something that anybody should have to deal with alone.
It’s something we need to support people with to get the help they need, not just for themselves but for their whānau as well.” - Jason
Thank you for caring about Kiwis facing cancer. Because of you, no one has to face the toughest days of their life alone.