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Cancer Society Advocates For Government-Funded Cancer Drugs

Friday, 7 June 2024, 2:36 pm | Cancer Society

The Southern Cancer Society continues to advocate for the funding of essential cancer drugs by PHARMAC, emphasising the urgent need for equitable access to life-saving medications for all New Zealanders. More >>

Canterbury Cancer Centre Wins NZ Commercial Building Gold Award

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 6:32 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Canterbury Cancer Centre is proud to announce that Cook Brothers Construction has recently been awarded a prestigious Commercial Building Gold Award, recognising outstanding success in construction excellence. More >>

Budget Fails Those Living With Cancer

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 4:50 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is deeply disappointed by the lack of additional funding for cancer medicines in today’s Budget 2024 announcement and is concerned by a number of important items that are notably absent. More >>

Recipients Of The Māori Cancer Researcher Awards Aim To Improve Cancer Care

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 10:04 am | Cancer Society

Three researchers committed to maximising Māori health gains are receiving funding for their research into improving cancer care. Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa (the Cancer Society of New Zealand) and Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership ... More >>

Cancer Society Mounts New Campaign Reminding Government Of Smokefree Goal

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 1:06 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand has launched a new campaign to remind New Zealanders of our heroic Smokefree journey and commitment to our Smokefree goal. The campaign centres on a visual created by editorial cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Bell that ... More >>

Selwyn Relay For Life - a Family Affair

Friday, 26 January 2024, 7:29 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

This year’s Selwyn Relay For Life event committee is very much a family affair, with no less than five family members involved in the event and a sixth family member handing over the mantle of chair to this year’s new chairperson: George Inwood. ... More >>

Cancer Society Staff Feeling Down But Not Out About Smokefree Laws Repeal

Monday, 18 December 2023, 3:55 pm | Cancer Society

Cancer Society staff working up and down the country are heart-broken at the thought of decades of hard work for a smokefree future going up in smoke but refuse to give up. Rebecca Gilbert, Health Promotion Manager for Cancer Society’s Auckland Northland ... More >>

Soaring Numbers Means No Stopping At The Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge Over Christmas

Friday, 15 December 2023, 3:16 pm | Cancer Society

“Where would people be if they didn’t have this facility?”   Christmas is a time of joy but for many, it is also a time made harder by a cancer diagnosis. At the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton, there is no stopping for Christmas ... More >>

Teeing Off On The Golf Course To Fight Back Against Cancer

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 1:22 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser, The Longest Day Golf Challenge, is underway and will see hundreds of keen golfers around the country complete a golf marathon of 72 holes to raise funds for people living with cancer. Bay of Plenty resident, ... More >>

Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Provide Uplift For Those With Cancer.

Monday, 4 December 2023, 1:38 pm | Cancer Society

When families arrive at the Canterbury Cancer Centre they are greeted with a warm welcome and a comfortable room to make their own for the duration of their stay. And now, thanks to the team at Rotary Club of Christchurch, Sunrise, they are also ... More >>

Repeal Of Smoke-Free Laws: A Gross Inequity. Urgent Call For National Leadership To Drive Meaningful Health Change

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 1:15 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Christchurch, 29 November 2023 The Aukati Tupeka Aotearoa (ATA) national network of agencies expresses deep concern and disappointment over the incoming coalition government’s plan to repeal globally acclaimed smoke-free laws, signalling an alarming ... More >>

Longest Day Golf Challenge – Teeing Off For A Great Cause

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:10 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is excited to launch this year’s Longest Day Golf Challenge, which raises essential funds to support people affected by cancer. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2311/778e6558ab52a18c3d72.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> Golfer Joshua Young enjoying ... More >>

First Guest Arrives At The Newly Opened Canterbury Cancer Centre In Christchurch

Monday, 9 October 2023, 2:17 pm | Cancer Society

The Canterbury Cancer Centre is thrilled to announce the arrival of our first guest, Nick Farr. Nick has travelled from his Tākaka home in the Nelson Tasman region to undertake his cancer treatment in Christchurch. Nick previously stayed at Daffodil ... More >>

Community Day For Canterbury Cancer Centre To Be Held On Saturday, September 30th

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 2:57 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society is pleased to announce its upcoming Canterbury Cancer Centre Community Day scheduled for Saturday, September 30th, from 10am to 2pm. This event has been organised to express the Cancer Society’s heartfelt gratitude to the community ... More >>

Cancer Society Calls On Politicians To Prioritise Cancer Care

Monday, 4 September 2023, 12:33 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand has released its official manifesto, posing 12 key asks to decision-makers ahead of this year’s election. These “asks” fall under four key areas: • investment in prevention – so more New Zealanders live ... More >>

A Team Of 8000 – Fresh First-timers To Veteran Volunteers

Monday, 14 August 2023, 1:35 pm | Cancer Society

On Daffodil Day (Friday 25 August) 8000 volunteers will hit the streets across the country to collect funds to help the Cancer Society continue its work so no one faces cancer alone. The iconic fundraising event has been held annually since 1990 and ... More >>

Cancer Society’s Month Of Yellow Flower Power Is Here

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 11:44 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is in full swing gearing up for its Daffodil Day street appeal on Friday 25 August. The country is about to see a lot more yellow everywhere as the annual fundraiser and awareness-raiser, now into its 33rd year, ... More >>

Cancer Society Keen To See Action To Back Up Promise

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 11:28 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand says Te Whatu Ora’s acknowledgement of National Travel Assistance (NTA) scheme inadequacies is encouraging, but it needs to see concrete action to fix it rolled out with urgency. In this week’s episode of Paddy Gower ... More >>

Cancer Society Advocates For Introduction Of Breast Cancer Treatment Injection

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 9:09 pm | Cancer Society

8 June 2023 – Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has started consulting today on proposed changes to the funded intravenous breast cancer medicine, trastuzumab. The proposal would see the main funded brand of intravenous trastuzumab change from Herceptin ... More >>

Cancer Society Supports Petition To Double Healthy School Lunches

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 9:55 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has joined dozens of other health and community organisations by signing a new Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) petition to double the number of schools eligible for Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches programme. Currently only ... More >>





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