Upcoming Events

There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. From participating in our training workshops, attending local advocacy network meetings or even going along to Community Cabinet meetings. This page is designed to keep you informed about upcoming events across NSW. If you see or hear of anything that might be of interest to our CanAct Community, let us know the details and we will feature on these pages.

To view schedules for local network meetings, click here.


November 2014

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN STALL - BLACKTOWN CITY ANNUAL PET FESTIVAL

Sunday 2 November
Blacktown Showground, Richmond Rd, Blacktown
10.00am – 2.00pm

Cancer Council NSW and local volunteers will be hosting a stall at this year’s annual pet festival in Blacktown! Come along and find out the five things the next state government can do to help beat cancer as part of the Saving Life 2015 campaign. Our volunteers are also keen to talk to people with stories related to the five issues and to let everyone know how they can be part of the change.

For more information: Email Rodney Titovs rodneyt@nswcc.org.au

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – PARRAMATTA

Friday 7 November
10.00am
Rotary Conference Room
Rotary House, 43 Hunter St, Parramatta

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted by the Western Sydney Cancer Advocacy Network. The event will be followed by a morning tea.

RSVP: By 24 October to Wendy Watson wendyw@nswcc.org.au

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SAVING LIFE 2015 CANDIDATE FORUM – BALMAIN ELECTORATE

Saturday 8 November
Inner West Relay for Life at King George Park, Rozelle
11.30am 

Cancer Council NSW has outlined five ways the next NSW Government can help beat cancer. Join us to ask candidates in the electorate of Balmain for their views on our 5 key issues. Candidates attending include Jamie Parker (Greens), Verity Firth (ALP) with a Liberal candidate to be confirmed.

RSVP: By 6 November to Mark Ludbrooke markl@nswcc.org.au

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 SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – SINGLETON

Thursday 13 November
Cancer Council Upper Hunter Community Office, 69 John Street, Singleton
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Join Cancer Council NSW for the launch of their Saving Life 2015 agenda. Local people will share their cancer experiences that represent the five ways that the next NSW Government can help beat cancer. Also present will be Yvonne McMaster who will talk about Palliative Care services in the area.

RSVP: info.singleton@nswcc.org.au or ph 6571 2899
Download invitation | PDF [675kb]

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SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – HAWKESBURY

Friday 14 November
1.00pm
St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, Richmond

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted local CanAct Community advocates.

More information and to RSVP: Email Brenda Harrold hawkesburyforum@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP     *APPLICATIONS CLOSED*

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 November
Gosford RSL, 26 Central Coast Hwy, Gosford 

Our free two-day training workshop – in conjunction with Cancer Voices NSW – is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded people and develop your advocacy skills. We will provide you with everything you need to become active and effective advocates for improvements to cancer policies and systems.
Note: This workshop aims to build our networks in the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW. Therefore it is recommended that only people in those areas apply.

Read more about this workshop.

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – ORANGE

Monday 17 November
Orange Ex-Services Club, 231-241 Anson St, Orange 
11.00am – 1.00pm

Join Cancer Council NSW for the launch of their Saving Life 2015 agenda. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. Also present will be Yvonne McMaster who will talk about Palliative Care services in the area.

More information: Email Fiona Markwick fionam@nswcc.org.au

 

PUBLIC LECTURE: LEADING CHANGE: BREAST CANCER, RESEARCH AND CONSUMER ADVOCACY

Wednesday 19 November
Law School Foyer (Lvl 2), Sydney Law School, Eastern Ave, The University of Sydney
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Free 

Co-presented by Professor Sharon Kilbreath and Sally Crossing AM.

In this talk Professor Kilbreath will present her latest research findings which challenge current treatment practices and beliefs around breast cancer rehabilitation. She will particularly focus on lymphoedema, the painful chronic swelling of the arm or chest which can occur post-surgery. Ms Crossing will discuss her own personal journey, and her passion for influencing the influencers to make a difference for people affected by cancer. She will also reflect on the anniversary of 20 years of the cancer consumer advocacy movement in Australia.

More information & Registration: Visit the University of Sydney website


PUSH FOR PALLIATIVE and SAVING LIFE 2015

Saturday 22 November
Cavanbah Centre, 191B Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Community forum to discuss what palliative care is and how your voice can be heard to advocate for a change in services. Light refreshments will be served.

More information: Email Brenna Smith brennas@nswcc.org.au
Download flyer | PDF [240kb]

 

NAAPA 2015 NSW ELECTION PLATFORM LAUNCH

Tuesday 25 November
Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney
10.00m – 11.30am

NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) invites you to attend the launch of their 2015 NSW Election Platform. During the 2015 election, NAAPA will be calling on the NSW Political Parties to build on their commitment to prevent alcohol harms. Join the members of NAAPA at this launch and find out more about these priority areas and how NSW can lead the country in alcohol policy reform.

To Register: Email glenis.thomas@fare.org.au or call 02 6122 8600 by COB Friday 21 November.
View their webpage for more information

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – BATHURST

Friday 28 November
Bathurst RSL Club, 114 Rankin St, Bathurst
11.30am – 1.30pm

Join Cancer Council NSW for the launch of their Saving Life 2015 agenda. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. Also present will be Yvonne McMaster who will talk about Palliative Care services in the area.

More information: Email Fiona Markwick fionam@nswcc.org.au

 


December 2014

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – DUBBO

Wednesday 10 December
Dubbo RSL Club, Brisbane St, Dubbo
12.30pm – 2.00pm

Join Cancer Council NSW for the launch of their Saving Life 2015 agenda. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. Also present will be Yvonne McMaster who will talk about Palliative Care services in the area.

For more information: Email Camilla Barlow camillab@nswcc.org.au

 


February 2015

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – CASTLE HILL

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Castle Hill Community Centre (at Castle Grand), Cnr Pennant & Castle Streets, Castle Hill
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted local CanAct Community advocates. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. Refreshments provided.

For more information and to RSVP by 30 January:: Email James Butler jjbutler@bigpond.net.au on ph 0412 368 337

 

SAVE THE DATE: SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN – CANDIDATE’S FORUM

Wednesday 25 February 2015
South Newcastle Rugby League Club, 46 Llewellyn St, Merewether
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

The Hunter Saving Life Campaign team are organising a Candidate’s Forum for all Lower Hunter electorate MPs and Candidates to find out more about Cancer Council’s Saving Life 2015 campaign and Vision For Change. Community members affected by the five key campaign issues will also be sharing their stories.

For more information: Email Dana Buzinec danab@nswcc.org.au

 

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING 

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 February
Cancer Council NSW, 8/130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Our free two-day training workshop – in conjunction with Cancer Voices NSW – is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded people and develop your advocacy skills. We will provide you with everything you need to become active and effective advocates for improvements to cancer policies and systems.
Note: This workshop workshop aims to build our networks from Port Macquarie to Tweed (mid and far North Coast of NSW). Therefore it is recommended that only people in those areas apply. 

Read more about this workshop.