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Cancer Council NT

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We have a range of projects that we would like to implement with Dry July funding. One of our aims is to implement a free oncology massage program this year using funds from Dry July. We also plan to improve our counselling and waiting areas for people coming to our office in Darwin.

Cancer Council NT is a non-government, charitable, community based organisation committed to raising funds for the purpose of reducing the impact of cancer. We achieve this by providing information and practical support for people affected by cancer.

Our services include the provision of support groups, counselling, educational and support forums, and free information booklets for any Territorian that seeks advice or support in relation to a cancer diagnosis. We offer wigs and scarves, prosthetics, social functions and retreats for individuals. We also provide free legal and financial services and some direct financial support for those impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

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Lets talk - thanks to Dry July

Often there is no better way to discuss serious issues like cancer and its impact than sitting down and talking face to face. In the territory this usually means travelling long distances and staying overnight. But we all agree it is a pleasure to meet and talk with Territorians about this important issue and how we need to work together to get the best outcomes. Thanks to Dry July to enabling this. 

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MIchelle's story

As a young single mum of 4 children, Michelle was not prepared for her diagnosis of breast cancer in late 2015. Fortunately her friend was aware of Cancer Council NT information and support services so Michelle was able to come and speak with one of our nurses the same day she was diagnosed.

Over the next 2 years, Michelle was able to access a number of our services and programs including our wig program, Cancer Information Group, specialist counselling and Yoga program. She was also able to tap into other community supports for both herself and her children.

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Increasing Consumer Knowledge in the NT

People impacted by cancer in the NT have no other access to independent advice or support. Cancer Council NT aims to give communities unbiased evidence based information so people have the ability to make informed decisions that are the right ones for them.

Unfortunately many remote Aboriginal people don’t understand what cancer is or the treatments that are offered.   

CCNT plans to use funds raised through Dry July this year to pilot an education program involving travel to communities and talking to small groups or one on one with people about cancer and the treatments and options that are available. Working with the existing health systems in communities / regions, CCNT will set up a program of education directed at community members. 

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2016 Project: Refurbish Cancer Council NT’s counselling room and support group area - Darwin

Cancer Council NT would like to refurbish their counselling and support group areas. We would like to include some fresh plants, artwork and appropriate furniture.   

Help us implement this project by fundraising for Cancer Council NT this Dry July.

2016 Project: Refurbish our Wig Program - Darwin & Katherine

Cancer Council Northern Territory would like to refurbish our Wig Service.  

The Wig Program is for people affected by hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment. Hair loss can be one of the most distressing side-effects a person can face while undergoing cancer treatment and Cancer Council NT aims to alleviate some of this anxiety through the provision of a wig. The current program needs to be refurbished and we would like to offer more turbans and scarves in our regional locations.

The program enables clients to select and be fitted with a wig which can in turn promote self-confidence and self-esteem during cancer treatment. The service also involves an appointment with a Cancer Support Nurse who can provide support and information about any cancer-related issues, including practical tips and coping strategies. An appointment is then made for the client to see a qualified hairdresser who will assist them to select, fit and manage their wig. Hats, scarves and turbans are also available.

Help us implement this project by fundraising for Cancer Council NT this Dry July.