Cancer Council Victoria has an international reputation for innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all Victorians.
For the first time we’re a beneficiary for Dry July. By taking part you’ll be helping support the 30,500 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each year.
The funds you raise will be used to:
- Refurbish our Wig Service and Supportive Care Rooms -
We’d like to make our wig fitting room more comfortable for the 235 patients who use the service each year. We’d also like to make our counselling room a more supportive and safe environment for patients and their families.
- Deliver more information to more Victorians through educational webinars -
We run number of webinars on a variety of topics such as nutrition and advance care planning but we want to offer more. The webinars allow regional Victorians and those who may be suffering side effects of treatment to access information from the comfort of their own home.
- Produce a one-stop-shop patient information booklet -
We would like to produce a Cancer Services Directory to help Victorians find practical, emotional and financial support services. The booklet will include contacts to find relevant organisations to help with a range of issues such as travelling to medical appointments, issues around relationships and body image, and dealing with advance cancer.
- Offer a counselling service -
We would like to offer counselling as part of our information and support line 13 11 20 service. While our cancer nurses can provide advice on different cancer types and explain treatments, they are not trained medical psychologists. We would like to offer a counselling service by an experienced medical practitioner who specialises in the impact of a cancer diagnosis.