SA Power Networks Employee Foundation have raised more than $1million for Cancer Council SA over the past 10 years. We chatted with SA Power Networks Employee Foundation Executive Officer and cancer survivor Vicki Shearer about why the Foundation is excited to be supporting the next generation of South Australian cancer care.
“Supporting Cancer Council SA has always been something that has had a special place in my heart.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and it was an incredibly difficult time. I was on the phone to the 13 11 20 nurses more times than I can count, and my husband and I both received counselling.
There was a point of time during my treatment when I got really sick and our Cancer Council SA Counsellor really was our lifeline. She taught me how to meditate and stay calm and take each day as it comes.
It was such a vital support for me—it really got me through. Many of us at the Foundation have a cancer story, and almost everyone in our community has been touched by cancer in some way. It’s one of the reasons why we’re so passionate about supporting Cancer Council SA through our Employee Foundation.
SA Power Networks is incredibly supportive of the Foundation and the employees are just amazing in the way they support charitable organisations like Cancer Council SA, who are one of our biggest beneficiaries.
We’ve been proud to support Cancer Council SA for the past 10 years and have seen the organisation grow and change over that time.
It’s exciting to see Cancer Council SA embark on this new building project and we’re incredibly proud to support the next generation of cancer care in South Australia through investing in the organisations new, integrated cancer building at 202 Greenhill Road Eastwood.
It’s incredibly rewarding to know that through supporting the project today, we will be helping future generations of South Australians impacted by cancer for years to come”.
Located at 202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood, Cancer Council SA’s new, integrated cancer building will bring together cancer research, prevention and support services alongside 120 rooms of supportive accommodation for regional and remote South Australians to create a home for every South Australian impacted by cancer.
To find out more about the project and how you can give every South Australian every chance to survive a cancer diagnosis visit 202greenhill.com.au.