Hope at Home

United display of support for cancer patients during these unprecedented times

In this uncertain time, we can all do something to share a little hope.
That is the message from Cancer Council NSW which has unveiled a new initiative titled Hope at Home.
Hope at Home invites the community to purchase a Hope bag and candle from Cancer Council NSW and
then display the bag with a written message in a window or upon your doorstep on Wednesday 29 April at 6pm

“COVID-19 has presented issues for all Australians, but few have been impacted more than cancer
patients. Cancer patients now, more than ever, need our help,” said Christine Williams, Community
Relations Coordinator Cancer Council NSW.
“This is your chance to come together as a community and honour cancer patients on April 29 – it’s going
to be a beautiful way to show one-another we are here.”
Hope at Home aims to raise awareness about #stayhomeforcancer, while helping to raise vital funds to
ensure Cancer Council can continue our critical work supporting our community.
Cancer Council also encourages people to upload their photos to social media using the hashtag
#stayhomeforcancer #hopeathome
For anyone wanting to support the Hope at Home initiative, you can purchase your kit or donate online at
Funds raised from Hope at Home can go a long way:
· $18 provides 20 easy-to-understand information packs on treatments and practical advice to Australians affected
by cancer.
· $25 protects 15 children from potentially harmful sun exposure through our SunSmart school program.
· $43 pays for a cancer nurse to be available on 13 11 20 for an hour to offer expertise and support to those in need.
· $155 provides transport and a night’s stay at Wagga Wagga’s Lilier Lodge for people who need to travel for vital
cancer treatment.
· $510 helps provide annual training to Support Group Volunteers so they can offer ongoing emotional and practical
support to those impacted by cancer.
· $1000 pays for an analysis of two gene samples for a research project.