Tag: volunteer

Many people find meaning in volunteering. Some, like Mel and Jason Dearmer, find love.

Through the delivery of key initiatives, we’ve seen our employee voluntary turnover halve in the last five years.

John was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago. Now cancer-free, he gives back as a Transport to Treatment driver.

To Garth Howard, volunteering as a Transport to Treatment driver is about so much more than simply getting cancer patients to treatment. The Coffs Harbour local says it’s also an opportunity to support people when they are going through some of the most physically and emotionally stressful times of their lives, lending a helping hand […]

Long-term Cancer Council volunteer, Sharon “About 30 years ago – two years apart – my 23-year-old brother and my then 55-year-old father died of cancer. Since then, cancer research has vastly improved the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this ubiquitous disease. This is due, in no small part, to the work of Cancer Council; generously […]

Lily first heard of Cancer Council NSW during her cancer treatment. At a regular check-up she was referred to our ENRICHing Survivorship Program at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, which helps people recovering from cancer to maintain good health, nutrition, exercise and wellbeing. Now, over two years later, we’re proud to announce that Lily has recently […]

When Kevin’s wife was in hospital for cancer treatment in 2003, he wanted to help others going through the same thing. So, he started volunteering at our head office in Woolloomooloo. As he puts it, he’s saving a wage, so more funds can go towards cancer research and support services. 15 years later and he’s […]

The first-ever Cancer Council NSW Supporter Awards took place on Saturday 9 November and was a great success! Awards were presented to selected winners across a range of categories, capturing almost the entire spectrum of our supporter community. It was an amazing opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all the inspirational individuals, teams and organisations […]

Cancer Council NSW is proud to announce the finalists for the 11 award categories of our inaugural Supporter Awards!  Congratulations to all the individuals, teams and organisations listed below. Without your support, none of our work would be possible! Invitations to the award ceremony are on their way. Winners will be announced on Monday 11 […]

Do you remember what you did after finishing high school? In 2018, just months after graduating, Michael and Kelvin Tran (no relation) became the Co-Chairs of Relay For Life Fairfield, in south-west Sydney. That’s a massive responsibility on young shoulders. But they ended up putting on one of the most successful Relays ever. Their amazing […]