Cancer Council NT eNews - Dec 2017
December 1, 2017
Welcome to our end of year edition of Cancer Council NT Newsletter. It is with great pleasure that through this newsletter we can show you some insights into the work we are undertaking to reduce the impact of Territorians from cancer. Cancer Council NT continue to be the only Northern Territory cancer service with offices in our three major centres, covering all cancers and providing free evidence based services to all Territorians impacted by cancer. You, our supporters, should be proud of this because it’s your contribution and support that enables us to do more that 70% of the work we do – that work is enabled by your contributions.
As the newsletter shows Cancer Council NT is active across the spectrum of cancer control and support. Our work with young people, supported by the Department of Health and private philanthropic donors, has enabled us to make approximately 60+ sessions talking with young people about healthy lifestyle and age appropriate conversations about cancer. Young people are impacted by cancer in different ways to adults be it their own cancer or that of their loved ones. Having an informed approach to challenges and creating opportunities with them to be proactive with their own health or others encourage a positive approach.
Cancer Council NT is known for its pragmatic, evidence based approach to assisting people and advocating with government and other health service providers. We have experienced an increase in people seeking practical interventions in the form of legal and financial support, attendance at educational forums, wigs and grooming sessions, information through webinars and our face to face counselling. We encourage people to take a proactive engaged approach to their cancer journey and our new Information Stands at Alice Springs Hospital, Katherine Medical Day Centre, Royal Day Hospital and Alan Walker Cancer Care centre have provided award winning brochures free of charge at these critical points of cancer patients and their loved one’s journey.
Cancer Council NT Board and staff take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers, all our medical professionals, our generous donors and our engaged supporters that have enabled us and the community to educate and support Territiorians in relation to cancer. It has been a very productive and rewarding year and we look forward to working with you all again in 2018.
All the best for the festive season!
Yours in good health,
CEO, Cancer Council NT