Cancer Council Victoria would like to thank everyone who helped with Dry July fundraising. By giving up alcohol for the month of July and raising funds, people also had a chance to notice their own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
“It’s not just a case of improving your health or feeling better the morning after – giving up alcohol actually allows you to enjoy social situations more fully at the time”. David, Dry July participant.
The funds raised will go towards four projects within the Cancer Information and Support Service including:
Empowering patients by providing access to credible information in Regional Victoria
People living in regional Victoria face the additional challenge to access treatment and information. We will use these funds to partner with three health services to create accessible information centres in regional health services.
Increasing credible and up-to-date information and support via information displays
We provide a welcoming space for people to visit our offices on 615 St Kilda Road Melbourne. To create greater access to credible information about cancer and support services available, we will use these funds to set up information displays in our reception area.
Time to talk – counselling services for people affected by cancer
It is natural to feel a range of emotions after a cancer diagnosis that can affect a person’s self-esteem and relationships with others. We will now be able to offer counselling service by experienced medical practitioners who specialise in the impact of a cancer diagnosis.
Support for navigating the financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis
A person’s finances are impacted from a cancer diagnosis due to costs of treatment, and changes in capacity to work for both the patient and family members. We will develop education packages and resources to help people develop financial resilience.
To find out more about the programs and services Cancer Information and Support Service provide, click here.
Daily Blooms has partnered with Cancer Council for Daffodil Day donating delightful daffodil bouquets to be sent to thank our major donors for their continued support.
For people living in regional and rural areas, our cancer support nurses are just a phone call away.
Cancer Council Victoria is proactively creating a culturally safe and identifiable space for Aboriginal and/or Torres Straits Islander peoples.
Rachel was 19 weeks pregnant when she found out she had cancer. The 33 year old office clerk was diagnosed with stage 3, ductal carcinoma when she found a lump on her breast in December 2021.
Stacey-Lee, 28, a part-time nurse, has been diagnosed with cancer three times. She was diagnosed with leukaemia for the first time when she was 3 years old, and then relapsed when she was 7 years old.
Talk to an experienced cancer nurse for the information, support and understanding you need.