Important Message from the Cancer Council

For those who are living with and/or being treated for cancer the current bushfire crisis will have impacted some of you directly and it could have changed your circumstances. The Cancer Council want you to know that they are here to help.

Whether you or someone you know are affected by cancer and need emergency financial assistancehelp travelling to cancer treatment, or somewhere to stay during your cancer treatment, the Cancer Council are here.

The Cancer Council are also here to provide emotional support and to answer any questions you might have about cancer – please call the 13 11 20 Information and Support line or access the Online Community so you can get help. The 13 11 20 Information and Support line is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and calls are free and confidential.

There are already people who have reached out for assistance and the Cancer Council are very glad they have.

There are many organisations who are working around the clock to manage both the immediate threat as well as the urgent needs of people and communities across the state and many of you will have donated your time, effort or money to help these fabulous organisations do their work. If you’re not sure how best to help, here are some ways you can support those affected.

It’s important that we continue to look out for each other and ourselves during these difficult months. There are a range of resources available to help you check the current air quality, protect yourself from bushfire smoke or high temperatures, and access necessary support services.

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