In 2022/23, we ramped up our efforts to help people live better lives after a cancer diagnosis and beyond.
The cost of living rose sharply this year, but we responded by helping more people financially than we ever have before.
We also connected with the community to campaign for change at the NSW election.
Mobilising the community to help more people live well with cancer and beyond
There has never been a more important time to stand for change, to better support people impacted by cancer in NSW.
With our growing and ageing population, more people in total will be affected by cancer than ever before. And although people survive cancer at higher rates than ever before, 1 in 3 of those diagnosed will die.
That’s why, in 2023, we were proud to work with the community to put cancer control firmly back on the agenda in our Here for Change campaign.
In the lead up to the NSW state election in March, we called on the NSW Government to introduce four policy proposals, backed by evidence:
1Invest in cancer prevention – so more people can live a cancer free life.Watch video: The importance of cancer prevention
2Improve early detection and diagnosis of bowel cancer – so more lives can be saved.Read more: The simple test that saved Karen’s life
3Introduce the highest standards of cancer care – so people with cancer receive the best possible care, no matter who they are or where they live.Watch video: Quality cancer care and support, no matter where you live
4Support people to live well during and after a cancer diagnosis – so they can live a higher quality of life.Watch video: How support makes a difference
We would like to thank all of our fantastic volunteers and staff for making this campaign a success. Together, we put cancer control front and centre to the NSW Members of Parliament.
Moving forward, we will work with the new government to ensure needed actions are taken to curb the impacts of cancer on our communities for decades to come.