Can­cer So­ci­ety, car­ing for those in need

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

No mat­ter who you are, where you live, or the can­cer is­sues you’re fac­ing, our sup­port­ive care team can help with ser­vices that are free, con­fi­den­tial and ac­ces­si­ble. Th­ese ser­vices are avail­able for car­ers, fam­ily and friends as well. Our ser­vices aim to help those af­fected by can­cer main­tain a pos­i­tive out­look and make the most of liv­ing in the present. of some can­cers. The Can­cer So­ci­ety de­liv­ers two main pro­grammes within the com­mu­nity - SunS­mart and Smoke­free. The Can­cer So­ci­ety works col­lab­o­ra­tively to ad­vo­cate for healthy pub­lic pol­icy and to cre­ate sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ments to strengthen com­mu­ni­ties. Health Pro­mot­ers work through­out Cen­tral Otago pro­vid­ing re­sources to schools, work­places and the wider com­mu­nity. Be phys­i­cally ac­tive as of­ten as you can Eat a healthy diet Be smoke­free Main­tain healthy choles­terol lev­els Keep blood pres­sure down Reg­u­late blood su­gar lev­els The sup­port from vol­un­teers is vi­tal to the ef­forts of the Can­cer So­ci­ety to im­prove com­mu­nity well-be­ing. Vol­un­teers, in part­ner­ship with staff, are the face of the Can­cer So­ci­ety in our com­mu­ni­ties. Over 700 Can­cer So­ci­ety vol­un­teers through­out Otago and South­land are ac­tively in­volved lo­cally in pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion and sup­port for peo­ple af­fected by can­cer, fundrais­ing, health pro­mo­tion, ad­min­is­tra­tion and gov­er­nance.

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