Yvonne Cuschieri OAM (left), Brad Haddin (middle) and Joey Cuschieri (right)
Yvonne Cuschieri OAM
The Cancer Support Group ACT Eden Monaro’s Own began in 1985 when Yvonne Cuschieri started raising funds to enable 13 local teenagers with cancer to attend a CanTeen national camp. It wasn’t long before social workers started asking for her help for other families who were facing crisis situations. In March 1986, Yvonne asked friends for their help and the first ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group meeting was held in her dining room. Over the years, the number of requests for help has been enormous, to support children and adults with cancer and to assist their families at a very difficult time. Yvonne and volunteers ran all operations of The Cancer Support Group for 15 years until the workload required additional full time staff to organise fundraisers and administration.