We’ve used the library and all the information, their carpark, counselling support, and taken part in fundraising for Relay For Life and Daffodil DayClare
My name is Clare Hewitt, my story is on behalf of our #TeamHewitt family. My husband Tuta’i was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. His dad had also had prostate cancer. That’s when our journey started with the Cancer Society here in Wellington. That’s 11 years ago!
Our whole family, Tuta’i, myself and our 4 children, have been involved. We’ve used the library and all the information, their carpark, counselling support, and taken part in fundraising for Relay For Life and Daffodil Day. Both Tuta’i and I in 2016.
Now I look after Tuta’i at home and we get help from Te Omanga Hospice. Our children continue to support the Cancer Society on our behalf because of their father’s advanced cancer. He is no longer able to be physically involved and I am his full-time caregiver. But this is ALL in the name of cancer awareness and cancer prevention - especially for our Pacific and Māori communities.
30 Stories for 30 Years
In 2020 the Cancer Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day.
It also marked a 30 year relationship with ANZ as the Principal Sponsor of Daffodil Day. We want to thank the team at ANZ for their amazing support.
To acknowledge this we found 30+ people to tell their story. These stories talk about the generosity of everyday New Zealanders making a difference for people with cancer. They talk about the effect of cancer on people and on whānau, they talk about hope, and they talk about the work we do here at the Cancer Society.