This is the newsletter that was emailed out to all Online Community members in May, 2019.
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Welcome to our latest community update, where we share some of the things that are happening in the community and here at Cancer Council.
Member update: We're now very close to 6,800 members!
We've had a lot happening in the community recently, so if you haven't had the time to visit, why not take a look?
One of our community members, CaptainAustrali, recently kicked off a topic for people who have survived their cancer to share a few short things about themselves and in turn this will help those who have just been diagnosed and are just starting their cancer journey.
In his words... "I thought it might be nice to have a post here where survivors drop in their stats a simple format, so that people newly diagnosed can find folks with similar profiles who have gotten through it ?"
So if you have survived your cancer experience, we invite you to add your voice to the mix.
Many people sign up to the Cancer Council Online Community to ask questions and you would all know from your own experiences out in the world, that it would be frustrating if no one responded to your post.
So, if you have a few minutes to spare, find out how you can help support others in the Online Community.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent invitation to an interview with Macquarie University, we've had such a great response, that we're now closing recruitment for this phase of the research.
Basma has asked me to express her gratitude to everyone who contacted her! If you haven't yet heard from her, she will be contacting you soon.
ENRICHing Survivorship is facilitated by an exercise physiologist/ physiotherapist, dietitian, yoga instructor and volunteers to restore your physical and emotional wellbeing after cancer treatment.
The program runs one day per week for 8 weeks and each session is 2 hours. There are several dates coming up for this program in various locations across NSW, check to see if there's one coming up near you!
Note: Similar programs run right across Australia, please call 13 11 20 for further information about programs in your state or territory.
Cancer Council NT will be holding a Living with Cancer forum on Thursday, June 6th at 5:30pm.
The forum will include key note speakers and most importantly a chance to learn about the services available in our local community.
Anyone affected by cancer is welcome to attend - find out more.
Cancer Council QLD will be holding a learning to relax workshop on Tuesday, June 11th at 1pm at their Southport office.
Suitable for those wanting to introduce relaxation into their daily life, many people affected by cancer have found that learning ways to manage stress, help them cope better.
Registrations close June 7th - find out more.
Ovarian Cancer Australia are hosting a webinar to provide information about Genetics and ovarian cancer, including the importance of genetic testing and who should be tested, the process and costs involved in genetic testing and who to contact if you are interested in having genetic testing.
When: 19th June 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
Where: Online - join via your computer!
With kind regards,
Kate and the Online Community team.
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