This month, Cancer Council is hosting two community meetings at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the 16th May and at the Moruya Golf club on the 23rd of May. What is Cancer Council? What do they do? What makes Cancer Council unique and why should I get involved?
If any of these questions have crossed the minds of the residents in the Batemans Bay, Moruya and surrounding areas, it won’t be the case for much longer.
At its two community meetings the Cancer Council hopes to facilitate a collaborative discussion with local residents, clubs and services, around the programs and services on offer in their community.
The meeting will focus on; - Cancer Council’s vision for 2018, current ongoing programs and their impact, - how the money from fundraising is used in your local community and across NSW, - and how the community can get involved.
One feature that stands out is the Cancer Council Information and Support Line on 13 11 20, which is a free and confidential telephone service available across Australia. It is available for anyone to use – from those who have been diagnosed, friends, family, carers, survivors and more. Specially trained professionals will answer the calls and answer any questions about cancer, as well as offer emotional and practical support.
Cancer Council also promotes a series of prevention programs. These are implemented in local schools and public facilities, tackling the main contributors to cancer at its earliest stages. For example, the SunSmart campaign looks at sun safety and Eat It to Beat It a healthy and balanced diet.
This is just a small portion of the work undertaken by Cancer Council. To find out more, and learn how to get involved to benefit your own community, Cancer Council invites everyone to attend either of its upcoming community meetings:
Light refreshments will be provided at the event. There is no need to be a member, volunteer, active fundraiser or otherwise, to attend, everyone is welcome!
Cancer Council hopes to engage the community and equip them with the necessary knowledge and support in the ongoing fight against cancer. Through assisting each other in this way, we will achieve a cancer-free future.