You can make a difference for New Zealanders like Leanne. Make a donation this month to double your impact.
Every day in New Zealand, 71 people hear the words: “I’m sorry, you have cancer.”
When it happened to Leanne, during the height of the first wave of COVID-19, and not long after she fell pregnant with her second child, the diagnosis was devastating. But the decisions she had to make were unthinkable.
Given the prognosis, her pregnancy and the risks of her only treatment option, Leanne and her husband faced some extremely difficult decisions. With her life in tatters, Leanne urgently needed someone to turn to.
We’re here for Kiwis like Leanne, every day, when cancer comes crashing into their lives.
We’re here so New Zealanders don’t have to face cancer alone. But we can’t do it without you. And when you give this month, your generosity will have DOUBLE the impact.
This month a generous New Zealander has pledged to match your donations up to $20,000. That means every dollar you donate by 31 January will be DOUBLED.
Your gift today will help us be there for Kiwis like Leanne affected by this brutal disease, providing professional counselling and other crucial support services when people’s lives are changed forever.
Supporting Leanne through her heartbreak
Given the prognosis, her pregnancy and the risks of her only treatment option, Leanne and her husband faced some extremely difficult decisions. Thankfully Leanne was able to talk to one of our caring and experienced counsellors.
“It was all so awful, so emotionally draining, but she helped me process everything and pointed me to resources to help me better understand and cope with my emotions.
She gave me some breathing exercises which have led me to yoga, and I find that very calming. I’d be much more anxious if it weren’t for Brenda I still reach out to her whenever things get overwhelming, it means a lot to know I can pick up the phone at any time.”
By donating today, your generosity will go DOUBLE the distance to help other New Zealanders, like Leanne, who need our support to help them overcome their mental battle with cancer.