Outstanding service acknowledged with society's top accolade

Outstanding service acknowledged with society's top accolade

Murray Loewenthal was awarded an honorary life membership at the Cancer Society’s AGM on 16 September.

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Every day is a good day

Every day is a good day

Every day is a good day, some are just better than others. That’s the title of Don Morris’ personal account of his cancer experience.

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Appreciating every day

Appreciating every day

For many people diagnosed with cancer, there’s an inkling in the beginning that something’s not right. But that wasn’t the case for 37-year-old Colleen.

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Living with uncertainty

Living with uncertainty

Living with a cancer diagnosis can mean living with uncertainty. When you add another stress to the mix, like the Covid-19 crisis, there's a whole new layer of concern. Supportive care nurse Tammy Burgess shares her advice for coping with uncertainty.

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Are you supporting someone with cancer?

Are you supporting someone with cancer?

Are you supporting someone with cancer? Carers sometimes forget to look after themselves, and may experience a huge range of emotions. Self-care is vital.

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Jacinda and Penny Brave the Shave

Jacinda and Penny Brave the Shave

Supportive care nurses put their locks on the line to raise awareness and funds for the Cancer Society.

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Understanding the rhythm of sleep

Understanding the rhythm of sleep

Difficulty getting to sleep, and sleep problems are common for people with cancer and may interfere with quality of life.

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Exercise at home

Exercise at home

When we talk about immune boosters, good nutrition usually comes to mind. But exercise is also a very powerful tool for keeping well.

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In the kitchen with Elise

In the kitchen with Elise

Volunteers like Elise are helping us keep the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge running throughout alert level 4.

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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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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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