Please help us to continue supporting Cancer Patients
Thank you for your interest in helping us to help the 950+ cancer patients in Canberra, Queanbeyan & surrounds that we assist.
We are a small charity, with only 3 full time staff (their wages are fully covered by a grant from the ACT Health Directorate) and a dedicated band of volunteers. But we do a lot of work. We provide financial assistance in the form of pharmacy accounts, payment for chemotherapy medication, dietician prescribed food/drink supplements and food & fuel vouchers. It is not a huge amount but it really does relieve the pressure on the entire family.
When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it usually means that at least one member of the family needs to take time off work. Can you imagine what it would mean to your family if suddenly your wage was gone? But the bills still keep coming in and you have extra costs for medication, medical visits & tests and travel costs.
We help with those extra costs and try and give the cancer patient one less thing to worry about while they are going through cancer treatment. We seem to be getting it right as a number of patients have told us of the relief they feel when they know that they can just get the food & fuel vouchers they need to make it to all their hospital, GP & specialist appointments. They also like the feeling of knowing they can get the medication they require without worrying where the money is coming from.
However, to keep providing this assistance to the 950+ cancer patients currently registered with us plus the extra 30 (on average) new referrals each month costs at least $50,000 per month. So we need your help! Any and all donations will help us to keep providing assistance to the cancer patients.
If you would like to make a one off donation, please click on the button to your right and you will be taken to our donation gateway. Once the donation is processed, we will contact you to send out your receipt.
If you would like to make a monthly contribution, please fill in the below form and we will be in contact with you on the next business day to confirm the details.