The Cancer Society of New Zealand is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the community through research, support, information and health promotion.
Regarded as one of New Zealand's most trusted charities, the Cancer Society is reliant on donations and bequests.
Cancer Society Northland covers the area between Kaiwaka in the South and Cape Reinga in the North, and is a service of the Cancer Society Auckland division.
Cancer Society Northland offers a range of free services dedicated to assisting people with cancer and their families. These services are designed to provide support through diagnosis and treatment and to prepare people for life afterwards.
The Cancer Society Northland works collaboratively with other community groups to achieve healthy public policy and to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Being smokefree, practising sunsmart behaviour, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol consumption, and being active as part of everyday life can help to reduce the risk of developing some cancers and other chronic diseases.
Some of the activities carried out by the Cancer Society to reduce the risk of cancer include:
- SunSmart Schools Accreditation programme
- SunSmart workplaces
- Smokefree parks and playgrounds
- Sunsmart and Smokefree events
- Healthy eating and catering choices
There are many ways to support the Cancer Society and people affected by cancer in your community.
Become a volunteer
Cancer Society volunteers provide help and support in a number of areas:
- Transporting patients to treatment and appointments
- Clerical support at Daffodil House
- Assisting with events such as Daffodil Day and Relay For Life
- Make a donation
By supporting the Cancer Society you are helping to provide free support services and information for people affected by cancer and also supporting vital scientific research into causes and treatment of cancer.