The Cancer Society provides supportive care for people and their whānau impacted by cancer across New Zealand. Free information and advice, counselling, free personalised support programmes and SunSmart for schools are examples of the support provided. The organisation also offers accommodation for families who have to travel from rural communities to a city for treatment, and promote screening and early detection.
The money raised in each region stays in that region to provide vital services, and further contributes towards research to advance cancer knowledge.
The Cancer Society appreciate your support. If you or your family want any advice about any cancer and or to find out more about how the Cancer Society can help, call the Cancer Society’s Information Helpline 0800 226 237 to speak with an experienced cancer nurse.
Cancer impacts one in three New Zealanders, and most families will either have been affected or know someone who needs support as they go through treatment. Treatment is often provided away from home for our rural communities so the Cancer Society provides accommodation at five Daffodil Houses around the country.
The impacts of continued exposure to the sun over time can have devastating health effects. The Cancer Society offers a free SunSmart Schools Accreditation Programme which aims to educate the next generation about being safe in the sun. The SunSmart programme supports schools with resources, guidelines and up to date information.