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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Volunteering keeps Shalini grounded

Volunteering keeps Shalini grounded

Master’s student Shalini Guleria says volunteering at the Cancer Society has helped to keep her motivated while researching cancer at the University of Waikato.

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Little Einsteins Relay for friends and family

Little Einsteins Relay for friends and family

Find out why the team from Little Einstein's are lacing up their walking shoes once again for Relay For Life.

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Cancer Society volunteer driving service a lifeline

Cancer Society volunteer driving service a lifeline

Jane Minhinnick doesn't know how she would get to her treatment without the volunteer driving service.

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Relay For Life superhero making a difference

Relay For Life superhero making a difference

There's a simple reason Andy Pryde keeps coming back to relay For Life: "I get a kick out of it."

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Art workshop opens its door to Cancer Society clients in Rotorua

Art workshop opens its door to Cancer Society clients in Rotorua

A series of art workshops in Rotorua gave people affected by cancer an opportunity to unwind and explore creativity.

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Gail's story

Gail's story

When 62-year-old Gail Andersen struggled with isolation after her cancer diagnosis, the Cancer Society provided much-needed services.

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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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Liz & Wayne's story

Liz & Wayne's story

Liz Claridge was ready to simplify life and enjoy retirement in Whangamata when a mammogram changed everything.

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Neata's story

Neata's story

Strength, perseverance and coming out the other side – Neata’s experience with cancer.

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Understanding support groups

Understanding support groups

When facing a major illness or stressful life change, you don’t have to do it alone. A support group may help.

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