A won­der­ful break for can­cer pa­tients

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GROUP of 55 young peo­ple re­ceived a much needed break from the daily stresses and strains of liv­ing with can­cer at Mt Buller re­cently as part of the an­nual five day Can­Teen Win­ter Pro­gram.

Can­Teen’s free pro­grams are made pos­si­ble by do­na­tions as well as the sup­port of com­pa­nies like Buller Ski Lifts.

“Ev­ery year another 23,000 young peo­ple have to face the chal­lenge of deal­ing with can­cer – whether they’ve been di­ag­nosed them­selves or whether it’s their par­ent, brother or sis­ter,” Vic­to­rian di­vi­sion man­ager at Can­Teen Deb­o­rah An­der­son said.

“A can­cer di­ag­no­sis threat­ens the se­cu­rity of a young per­son’s world, leav­ing them feel­ing vul­ner­a­ble, fright­ened and con­fused.

“At­tend­ing a Can­Teen pro­gram gives our mem­bers the chance to meet other young peo­ple who truly un­der­stand what they’re go­ing through while also hav­ing some fun.

“That’s why we’re so grate­ful for ev­ery gen­er­ous dona­tion we re­ceive from Vic­to­ri­ans and our cor­po­rate sup­port­ers - it wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out them.”

Can­Teen were par­tic­u­larly grate­ful to Buller Ski Lifts, Mans­field-Mt Buller Bus Lines and the Mt Buller Re­sort Man­age­ment for their gen­eros­ity.

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PHOTO: An­drew Rail­ton

HELLO BULLER: The group of young skiers tak­ing part in the from Can­Teen Win­ter Pro­gram on Mt Buller re­cently give a thumbs up to the snow.

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