Cancer Society, caring for those in need
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.