Margie Rock, cancer survivor and patient supporter
“I always wanted to do volunteer work within the community when I retired. I am a survivor myself. Number one, I thought the Cancer Council was the best place to start… In later years I lost three siblings to cancer.”
Margie Rock – Cancer Council NSW Volunteer
The week of 9-15 May is Volunteer Week, and here we celebrate the commitment and passion that Margie Rock brings to her role running the Wig Library and Look Good, Feel Good program – a free community service program which helps women manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Jennifer Lock wants you to get the help you need
“Volunteering with Cancer Council NSW has become my ‘raison d’etre’. I enjoy the camaraderie, and the support I am given in the office which bolsters my self esteem and enables me to pursue tasks I really enjoy performing. Best of all I feel proud to be assisting such a worthy cause.”
Verity Currey, volunteer
“I hope my children will never hear the words, “You have cancer”, and cancer will lose the ability to take lives because we are able to address it easily and simply.
“Get out and get involved in your local community. Together we are stronger and WILL make a difference.
“Imagine if everyone was able to pitch in just a little bit what a difference we would make! “
Wendy Saville, cancer survivor and volunteer
When Wendy Saville was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer in 2012, she was told she didn’t have much longer to live.
But refusing to accept it as a death sentence, the West Wollongong resident decided to fight. She fought the naysayers who thought there was no hope, fought to discover the primary cause – ovarian cancer – and fought the terrible side effects of chemotherapy. Mrs Saville, 62, then won the fight when she was told she was cancer free.
Now the Cancer Council NSW volunteer hopes her experience will inspire other cancer sufferers by telling her story at Relay For Life events and beyond.
Wendy joined fellow ambassadors and cancer survivors Luciana Rossi and Jessica De La Fuente, who both beat breast cancer.