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  • Cancer Council Roadshow travels to Ceduna

    02 September 2013

    Cancer Council SA is hitting the road and travelling to Ceduna on Monday 2 September, to thank the community for their ongoing support and share important information to those wanting to minimise their cancer risk, learn more about our services or simply get involved.

    The Cancer Council Roadshow team will be at Ceduna Foodland, Poynton St, on Monday 2 September from 10am to 5pm, with a Cancer Council Helpline nurse available at various times throughout the day to answer specific questions about cancer.

    Our Helpline nurses speak with more than 1,000 regional callers each year who seek information and support through Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20. In the past year, Helpline nurses have answered more than 70 calls from the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast.

    As part of the Roadshow, a Helpline nurse will be meeting with local health professionals to update referral and support services information, as well as refresh Cancer Council resources to ensure we are working together to best provide assistance to Ceduna locals when they need it.

    It will also be an exciting opportunity to thank Ceduna Relay for Life entrants, who last year raised more than $50,000. Relay for Life is an event celebrating the courage of local cancer survivors while also remembering loved ones who have passed.

    The Ceduna community has helped make a difference in the fight to beat cancer by stepping up as volunteers, Ambassadors and fundraisers for Cancer Council SA. Just this year, locals raised more than $4,300 for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

    Cancer Council SA, Chief Executive, Professor Brenda Wilson says the Roadshow will provide an opportunity to thank the Ceduna community for their continued support.

    “The ongoing support we receive allows Cancer Council SA to fund vital cancer research, as well as provide a range of services to ensure regional South Australians receive as much assistance as possible both during and after their cancer experience,” Professor Wilson said.

    “Regional South Australians are some of our most generous supporters and Ceduna residents are no exception.

    “With this ongoing support we are able to deliver prevention programs, support services and cancer research funding for the benefit of all South Australians.

    “We want to ensure that people are aware of the many services that we have available for anyone who is affected by cancer.”

    Cancer Council SA offers a comprehensive range of support services aimed at helping people affected by cancer throughout all of South Australia. They are easily accessed by calling Cancer Council 13 11 20.

    An important service for regional South Australians travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment is Cancer Council SA’s Lodges. Our Lodges offer a ‘home away from home’ for guests, and provide guests with access to free transport to some cancer treatment centres and to a social worker for support during their stay.

    Last financial year we provided more than 5,100 room nights of accommodation to guests from the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast region at Cancer Council Lodges.

    “Each year, more than 9,300 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer and it is essential that we raise awareness and inform people throughout the state about how they can reduce their cancer risk,” Professor Wilson said.

    “Our Roadshow team is looking forward to meeting the Ceduna community and responding to questions people may have about cancer and how Cancer Council SA can help.”

    The Cancer Council Roadshow team will be at Ceduna Foodland, Poynton St, on Monday 2 September from 10am to 5pm.

    To get involved in an upcoming fundraising event, call the Cancer Council SA event hotline 1300 65 65 85.

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