On 28 February, we officially opened our new, integrated cancer building at 202 Greenhill Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this incredible milestone for Cancer Council SA, which wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the South Australian community.
In March 2021, Cancer Council SA began work on our new building. Since then, we have watched it develop from a concept to a home for all South Australians impacted by cancer with 120 rooms of supported accommodation for those travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment, alongside our cancer prevention, research and support services.
We were honoured to have South Australia’s Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Honourable Chris Picton MP cut the ribbon to symbolise the official opening of our new home.
It was also a pleasure to celebrate this milestone with some of our valued corporate partners who generously donated to support our new building, including Haigh’s Chocolates who generously donated to fund our ground floor activity room, SA Power Networks who funded the fourth-floor kitchen and dining area, and Masonic Charities who are funding our new Wellbeing Wing which brings together many of our support services.
Guests at our official opening event heard from cancer survivor Scott and his mum Dee about what this new building means to them, after their own experience staying in our supported accommodation for eight weeks while Scott underwent treatment for a brain tumour.
“We just knew we had to be on a plane and here for lifesaving treatment and Cancer Council came in and took over and guided us with everything we needed,” Dee says.
“When I walked in, I had no idea as to what I was going to see… Having something like a communal kitchen, library – just little hubs where everyone can join together – it’s going to make a really big difference to take some of the fear out of a cancer journey for country people.”
This building is only possible because of the generous support of South Australian businesses, and our generous supporters. Thank you to everyone who came along to help us officially open our new home.
We’re so excited to show you inside Cancer Council SA’s new building in this video where you’ll also hear from guests and staff about what our new home means to them.