This year we met Craig Denning—a 48-year-old loving husband and father of three who was told that what he thought was a pulled muscle, was in fact terminal bowel cancer which would see him live only for another two to three years. Thanks to your generous past donations, Cancer Council SA’s support services were there for Craig and his family from the moment of diagnosis.
Craig wanted to share his cancer story with our Appeal community in hopes to raise funds for Cancer Council SA’s support services, so that other South Australian families impacted by cancer will have the same support that he and his family has had.
His story touched the hearts of many in our community and brought everyone together to help raise an incredible $33,000—and still counting—for Cancer Council SA’s vital support services such as Cancer Council 13 11 20, Outreach Nurses and our counselling services.
Craig and his family have relied on the information and support provided by Cancer Council 13 11 20, and now, thanks to your generous donations, more people like Craig and their families will be able to receive vital support when they need it most.
“For me, Cancer Council SA was there from the moment I found out about my diagnosis. Right after the doctors told me the news, I met the sweetest Cancer Council SA Outreach Nurse who came up to me and said the right thing—she understood. She knew. She had all the information and could answer all my questions, and that’s when I first felt like there was support there,” Craig says.
“I had such great support from Cancer Council SA from that first day, there was no way I could ever feel alone.”
We are beyond grateful for your support and for coming together to ensure that support was available for South Australians like Craig and his family. Thank you for making a difference and letting people know they don’t have to face cancer alone.
Craig says that he and his family were completely blown away by the incredible support and the kind messages they received after sharing their story.
“Thank you so much for donating to a great cause. It’s a beautiful new facility that’s just been recently opened and I can tell you that the care and love through the people that work here and provide for people going through a cancer journey is second to none,” Craig says.
Tackling cancer really does take all of us and we continue to be amazed at the support and dedication of the South Australian community in making our programs and services possible, and ultimately reducing the rate and impact of cancer.
Read more about Craig’s story and how your donations are making a difference.
You can still give a gift to support South Australians impacted by cancer, like Craig, by donating to Cancer Council SA today.