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.
In 2010, the decision was made to rename the group – The Cancer Support Group ACT Eden Monaro’s Own – to highlight the work we do over our location.
What we do
The Cancer Support Group, ACT Eden Monaro’s Own, provides financial assistance and support to cancer patients and family residing with them within the ACT, Queanbeyan, South Coast and surrounds.
A charitable organisation, the group relies on fundraising, community partners, the generosity of businesses and the local community, to meet the needs of the increasing number of families that require our assistance.
To support cancer patients and their families through the provision of financial assistance, which specifically addresses the cancer patient’s medical prognosis/treatment program. Each case is treated on its merits at the time of application.
To reduce the emotional and financial burden on families who have a member undergoing treatment for cancer.