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To celebrate International Volunteer Day we asked three of our amazing volunteers to talk about what made them get involved with the Cancer Society as volunteers, what they found most rewarding about their experience, and what advice they would give others who were thinking of getting involved.Read more ›
The Cancer Society is lending its support to a petition launched this week calling for a ban on smoking in cars with children.Read more ›
Twenty cafes in Otago & Southland will be making their outdoor spaces smokefree this summer as part of a pioneering pilot.Read more ›
Calling all superheroes! - Team registrations are now open for Relay For Life 2019.
Along with our Queenstown and Otago Student relays, we are excited to announce our first ever Relay for Life at Pembroke Park, Wanaka.
This Sunday 26th August, all across New Zealand, hundreds of vehicles will be on the road, or on display, at the same time to raise money for the local Cancer Society including in Otago and SouthlandRead more ›
“Will it grow back? Will I be completely grey? Will my children recognise me?” Senior Business Banking Manager for ANZ, Matthew Gregory says he is nervous about shaving his head for Daffodil Day but is doing it for a good cause.Read more ›
Sandra Wilson uses between 14 and 16 cups of flour on Wednesday scone mornings at Daffodil House. That’s a whole lot of scones.Read more ›
Last Wednesday, the cast and crew of Fortune Theatre's latest play “Jeeve’s and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense” were invited to join Daffodil House guests for World Cancer Day.Read more ›
So we are now officially 10 days out until the Air New Zealand Queenstown Half Marathon.
I thought things were getting real, but now that I am almost single digits out from the event, things are very real.
The CanShop Fashion Show was, for the second year running, invited to provide a fashion show as the main event for the Arrowtown Spring Flower Show in September.Read more ›
“They sometimes come in with hunched shoulders and low self confidence,” says Angela Melrose, one of the Supportive Care team in Dunedin, “and they walk out with a smile on their face, feeling a million dollars.”Read more ›
“In 2013, four days after I moved to New Zealand my mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She didn't want to worry me, so didn't tell me for a further 6 weeks.Read more ›
Schools across Otago and Southland turned yellow in celebration of Daffodil Day last month.Read more ›
The 20th Annual Otago Polytechnic Cancer Society Spring Ball was held earlier this month at Dunedin’s Town Hall where a record amount of just over $100,000 was raised.Read more ›
It’s coming up daffodils throughout the industrial area of Frankton, Queenstown. And all thanks to Cook Brothers Construction Company.Read more ›