|Can Assist provides accommodation, financial assistance and home-based support to people in country NSW affected by cancer.
Read our 2012-2013 Annual Report
Can Assist was established in 1955 by Mrs Mona Ham, a
trained nurse who recognised the lack of support services specifically
designed to assist rural cancer patients and their families. Mona worked
tirelessly and in 1961 the Jean Colvin Hospital opened, later to
be known as the Jean Colvin Cancer Centre. Today Can Assist continues to
provide accommodation to country families with cancer through our
Sydney Accommodation Service and Lilier Lodge in
Our 2012/13 Annual Report highlights our commitment to helping country families affected by cancer.
Our founding vision – to provide assistance and support to country cancer patients – remains our
Every country community, family and individual has equitable access to cancer care and support services.
To learn more about the inequities... click here
Can Assist provides practical support for country families
struggling with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis and distance.
Home based support
How You Can Assist
With less than 8% in government funding we rely on our
supporters, corporate partners and volunteers to help us address the
appalling inequity between city & country cancer care.
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