Caring for the community

Caring for the community

Cancer Society supportive care nurses provide vital help to people when they need it most.

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Supportive care nurse makes the difference

Supportive care nurse makes the difference

Supportive care nurse Tammy was there for Bronya every step of the way after her cancer diagnosis.

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Plod Along to Relay For Life

Plod Along to Relay For Life

Jo Russell has put the call out to family and friends: Relay For Life is returning to Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton on Saturday 14 March and her team Plod Along will be there.

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Super group volunteers' secret to success

Volunteer Ian Brown and Fundraising Coordinator Karen Gemmell have setup a super group of volunteers in the Bay of Plenty.

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Coping with cancer and the holidays

Coping with cancer and the holidays

Along with good tidings and cheer, the holidays also bring steep expectations and stress. When cancer is thrown into the mix, the season becomes all the more challenging.

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Research to improve outcomes for patients with blood cancer

Research to improve outcomes for patients with blood cancer

New research funded by the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society will identify some of the causes behind health inequities for Māori with blood cancer.

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Crafting special keepsakes at the Lodge

Crafting special keepsakes at the Lodge

A craft group run by volunteer Janet Knighton has fast become a favourite for guests at the Cancer Society's Lions Lodge.

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"At a time like this, friends and family mean everything."

"At a time like this, friends and family mean everything."

Trevor Thompson talks about his diagnosis, keeping stress at bay and staying positive during treatment, and the importance of family and friends.

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Jocelyn's still giving back after career in nursing

Jocelyn's still giving back after career in nursing

After retiring from a career in nursing, Jocelyn quickly realised she missed the regular contact and company of people. Volunteering is a way to stay connected and put her experiences supporting others to good use.

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Alisha's making the jump - again!

Alisha's making the jump - again!

For many people, a skydive is a once in a lifetime experience. For Alisha Matthews, once wasn’t enough. The 29-year-old has signed up to Jump for Cancer for the second year in a row and is aiming to raise even more for the Cancer Society in 2019.

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They were strangers now they're family

They were strangers now they're family

After his cancer diagnosis, Kerry Grassam had to travel two and a half hours to Hamilton for treatment. Support from the Cancer Society and being able to stay at the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge made all the difference during this difficult time.

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Going the extra mile to help others

Going the extra mile to help others

After receiving her second cancer diagnosis, and not long after moving to Whitianga, Jenny Edwards started a group to provide support for people affected by cancer in the Coromandel town.

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Driven to help out

Driven to help out

After going through his own cancer journey, John Torres knows how important free transport to treatment is. That's why he volunteers as a driver for the Cancer Society, getting people to and from their appointments at the hospital.

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A mountain still to climb

A mountain still to climb

Debbie Mitchell could barely walk two years ago when she first met Cancer Society supportive care nurse Angelique Ensor. She’s gone from walking frame to 5km walk, thanks to the inspiration and motivation she gets from the people she meets at a weekly Cancer Society walk.

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Men's support group in Thames

Men's support group in Thames

A cancer support group creates a comfortable space for men to share their experiences and find mutual support.

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Volunteering a little time makes a big impact

Volunteering a little time makes a big impact

Brigitte McMillan dedicates her time and knowledge to volunteering in the chemotherapy room at Thames Hospital.

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Volunteers Needed for Free Driving Service

Volunteers Needed for Free Driving Service

The pressure is on to ensure people living in Huntly can get to and from Hamilton for lifesaving cancer treatment.

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Nicole's Experience: A Home Away From Home

Nicole's Experience: A Home Away From Home

For people like Nicole, the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge is a home away from home during cancer treatment.

“For some people there’s a lot of stress at home. But when they’re here, they can just concentrate on getting better. They can go and have a sleep when they want. They don’t have to worry about meals.


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A Home Away From Home During Treatment

A Home Away From Home During Treatment

The Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton provides free accommodation, meals and support for people who travel long distances for cancer treatment at Waikato Hospital.

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The ‘Greatest Show’ comes to Hamilton with the support of LJ Hooker

The ‘Greatest Show’ comes to Hamilton with the support of LJ Hooker

LJ Hooker has once again taken naming rights sponsorship for the Cancer Society Ball.

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