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Cancer conference arms

Monday, 12th November, 2012

Local Community Liaison with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker with the new resource booklets. Local Community Liaison with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker with the new resource booklets.

Kerri with more tools Kerri Baker joined 600 breast cancer survivors in Sydney recently for a breast cancer national conference.

Breast Cancer Network Australia's Local Community Liaison, Kerri attended the Strength to Strength: Breast Cancer Network Australia's National Conference 2012.

She is now armed with three new resources on physical activity, menopause and hormone therapy to help other local women after breast cancer.

Pucker up for a good cause

Friday, 17th August, 2012

Psycho-oncology counsellor Ruby Hooke gets ready for “liptember”. Psycho-oncology counsellor Ruby Hooke gets ready for “liptember”.

By Emily Roberts

The word on every women's lips next month will be "liptember" - a fundraiser for women's mental health. Newly employed psychooncology counsellor for the Far West Health District, Ruby Cooke, is hosting the fundraiser.

Ms Cooke said her role involved focussing on psycho-social care and looking after the well-being of cancer patients.

Charity drive success

Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

Organiser Norman Elias and co-driver Mario Nearchou with the 1965 VW Beetle when they were in Broken Hill. Organiser Norman Elias and co-driver Mario Nearchou with the 1965 VW Beetle when they were in Broken Hill.

A fundraising driver to "bug off " cancer has been successful with the organisers reaching their destination.

The "Bug Off Cancer Drive" began as a thought in February 2010 to drive around Australia, not in a 4WD or modern car, but in an unmodified 1965 VW Beetle.

Organiser Norman Elias said the trip was initially considered as that, a trip. Not a fundraiser for any charity, but something he had been wanting to do for some time.

Website offers help to cancer sufferers

Wednesday, 27th June, 2012

Cancer patient, the late John Casey, with website creator Kate Gunn (left) and Cancer Council SA volunteer Stephanie Potter during filming at Royal Adelaide Hospital. Cancer patient, the late John Casey, with website creator Kate Gunn (left) and Cancer Council SA volunteer Stephanie Potter during filming at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

A Broken Hill man who bravely fought cancer for 10 years until he passed away last month will "live on" as an online advocate helping other country patients in their battle with the disease.

Former local businessman and pilot, John Casey, plays a pivotal role in a new website that has been welcomed as a crucial support for rural cancer patients.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, praised the website initiative, explaining that one third of people with cancer in Australia live in rural areas.

Breast cancer fun run a success

Monday, 28th May, 2012

Barbara Gear (left) and Maria Hobba put their pink on to support the local Breast Cancer Support Group fun run. Barbara Gear (left) and Maria Hobba put their pink on to support the local Breast Cancer Support Group fun run.

Over 120 people braved the cold early yesterday morning to take part in the Breast Cancer Support Group fun run.

The local group has around 20 members and offers social support as well as financial assistance to people with breast cancer and their families.

The event was held at Sturt Park where participants ran or walked either one, three or five kilometres.

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