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Cancer Society Volunteers Recognised At Minister Of Health Volunteer Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 9:45 am | Cancer Society

Yesterday, in Wellington, Cancer Society Auckland Northland Volunteer, Anne Sinclair, and Cancer Society Central Districts Driving Team were honoured for their dedication and service. The awards, given by Minister Little to kick-off Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu ... More >>

Stretching Towards A Cancer-free Future With Golden Yogi

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 10:32 am | Cancer Society

Cancer Society to host National Day of Yoga on June 18th 2022 <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2206/595f439204471c912ce2.jpeg" width="720" height="576"> With over 25,000 New Zealanders diagnosed with cancer every year, a focus on both our mental and physical health ... More >>

Toni Street And Jason Reeves To Host Cancer Society Auckland Northland Yoga Event Featuring Jess Quinn

Monday, 13 June 2022, 12:31 pm | Cancer Society

Media personalities Toni Street, Jason Reeves and Jason Tikao will host ‘Day of Yoga’ on Saturday 18 June, a charity yoga event, where 100% of funds raised will go to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in our communities. Both Toni and ... More >>

New Cancer Society Campaign Sheds Light On Link Between Cancer And Alcohol

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 12:10 pm | Cancer Society

Wellington, 17 May 2022 - Today, the Cancer Society of New Zealand launches a new campaign to highlight the link between alcohol and cancer risk. Cancer Society Medical Director Dr George Laking: “Many people are aware that tobacco causes lung cancer. ... More >>

Families With A Serious Illness Are Feeling Financial Pressure More Than Ever

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 12:15 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society and Sorted.org.nz have teamed up to create a new financial and legal resource for New Zealanders facing a serious or terminal diagnosis. The recently launched life guide is the first step towards helping make the financial journey ... More >>

Health Sector NGOs Support Māori Health Authority In Open Letter To National/Act

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 9:50 am | Cancer Society

Today the Cancer Society, Hei Āhuru Mōwai and other health sector NGOs announced they are writing an open letter to National Party Leader Christopher Luxon and Act Party Leader David Seymour. This letter responds to comments by Christopher Luxon ... More >>

Cancer Society Not Surprised By New Research Showing High Death Rate From Melanoma

Friday, 1 April 2022, 10:43 am | Cancer Society

Wellington, 1 April 2022 - New research from JAMA Dermatology shows New Zealand has the world's highest death rate from melanoma with 350 New Zealanders losing their lives to melanoma each year. The Cancer Society of New Zealand says these statistics ... More >>

Cancer Society Warns On World Obesity Day To Put Our Children’s Health Before Food Industry Profits

Friday, 4 March 2022, 11:22 am | Cancer Society

Today is World Obesity Day. With this year’s theme Everyone Needs to Act , the Cancer Society urges the Government to urgently look at junk food marketing legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand. There are many benefits to keeping a healthy diet and weight. ... More >>

Cancer Society Rings Alarm Bells For Radiation Services

Sunday, 13 February 2022, 2:15 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Wellington, 13 February 2022 – The Cancer Society of New Zealand urgently calls on the Government to invest in the radiation oncology workforce to avoid even longer wait times in 2022. There are already significant waiting times across large parts ... More >>

Cancer Society Welcomes Prevention Report But Urges Investment From Government

Friday, 4 February 2022, 6:33 am | Cancer Society

Today, on World Cancer Day, Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency has released Pūrongo Ārai Mate Pukupuku Cancer Prevention Report. The report is welcomed by the Cancer Society as it provides a blueprint for how lives can be saved while reducing ... More >>

Cancer Society Calls On Supporters To Stay The Course And Relay Your Way

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 9:54 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Today, the Cancer Society of New Zealand announces an alternative to traditional Relay For Life events. It comes after Covid forced the cancellation of the organisation's iconic street collection on Daffodil Day in August. Cancer Society of New Zealand ... More >>

Cancer Society Applauds Courageous Smokefree Action Plan

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 1:07 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand applauds the Smokefree Action Plan released today at Parliament praising Government and in particular Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall for championing the strong, comprehensive measures outlined in the plan. ... More >>

Cancer Society Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:42 pm | Cancer Society

Today the delayed Interim Report was released by the Pharmac Review Panel. The performance of Pharmac and access to cancer drugs is a major concern for the Cancer Society. Lucy Elwood, CEO of the Cancer Society of New Zealand says: “Every day we see the ... More >>

Cancer Society Urges Bold Action To Reach Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 1:23 pm | Cancer Society

Wellington, 17 November 2021 , Today the Cancer Society of New Zealand joined a delegation led by Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) to present Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall an open letter of support for her Smokefree 2025 Action Plan. Cancer ... More >>

New Zealand Marks Commitment To End Cervical Cancer

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 6:22 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Wellington, 17 November 2021 – Worldwide we can eliminate a cancer, words that many would have never thought possible. Today, New Zealand marks its commitment to end cervical cancer. On 17 November last year, the WHO launched the Global strategy ... More >>

Cancer Society Golf Challenge – 72 Holes. 1 Day.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 1:29 pm | Cancer Society

It is an understatement to say 2021 has been a difficult year, including the cancellation of numerous gatherings. This has meant forgoing numerous fundraising events for the Cancer Society, including the iconic Daffodil Day street appeal, which raise essential ... More >>

An Historic First As The Cancer Society Appoints First Female And Māori Medical Director In Co-Directorship

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 6:12 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

24 August 2021 Today the Cancer Society of New Zealand heralds two historic firsts – the appointment of our first female and first Māori Medical Director. Dr George Laking (Te Whakatōhea) and Dr Kate Gregory have been jointly appointed as Co-Medical ... More >>

Big Blow To Cancer Society As Daffodil Day Street Collection Impacted Again

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 4:16 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is urging supporters to donate and fundraise online as Covid forces the cancellation of its iconic street collection. Cancer Society of New Zealand CEO Lucy Elwood says, “Last year, we were unable to hold a street appeal in Auckland. ... More >>

Big Blow To Cancer Society As Daffodil Day Street Collection Impacted Again

Saturday, 21 August 2021, 6:32 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society is urging supporters to donate and fundraise online as Covid forces the cancellation of its iconic street collection. Cancer Society of New Zealand CEO Lucy Elwood says, “Last year, we were unable to hold a street appeal in Auckland. ... More >>

Cancer Society is on the ground, not off the planet

Monday, 16 August 2021, 2:48 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has expressed concern that critical cancer care targets, such as monitoring the time from diagnosis to treatment, do not feature in the 12 new health system indicators in an open letter to Hon Minister Little. The letter details ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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