Cancer Council roadshow Port Augusta

ROADSHOW: Cancer Council SA is on the road to Port Augusta next week, thanking the community for their support.
ROADSHOW: Cancer Council SA is on the road to Port Augusta next week, thanking the community for their support.

Cancer Council SA is coming to Port Augusta next week, thanking the community for their support.

Arriving on Tuesday October 18 and staying until October 20, there will be a feature information session, including presentations on bowel cancer and cancer risks on Thursday October 20 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Guests will join Cancer Council staff and other local supporters to hear about what’s happening in the cancer fight, the impact the community’s support is making and celebrate the great support Cancer Council SA receives from Port Augusta.

You can RSVP by Monday October 17 to or call 1300 65 65 85.

There will also be visits to local schools, providing resources to local health professionals and talking with the community about available services.

SunSmart presentations will also be held on Tuesday and Wednesday October 19 at workplaces, and schools and early childhood centres in Port Augusta, and also at Whyalla and Port Pirie.

Cancer Council SA’s team will be present at the 2016 Port Augusta Positive Ageing Expo on Thursday October 20 with information about cancer and the support services available.

Cancer Council SA Chief Executive, Lincoln Size, said the Roadshow team will speak to the community and engage on a range of topics.

“A cancer diagnosis presents many challenges for people living in regional areas, as well as impacting their family and friends,” Mr Size said.

“We appreciate the continued support that Cancer Council SA receives from regional areas including Port Augusta, through a variety of fundraising and volunteer commitments.”

Cancer Council SA would also like to remind the community of Port Augusta that they have access to a range of free support services, provided by qualified professionals to help people affected by cancer.

Cancer Council SA nurse counsellors speak with more than 1,000 regional callers each year who seek information and support through Cancer Council 13 11 20.

In the past 12 months, almost 50 calls were made to the information and support service from Port Augusta and the surrounding area.

Cancer Council SA other great benefits includes Cancer Council Lodges, an important service for regional South Australians travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment.

Cancer Council Lodges offer a ‘home away from home’ for guests, and provide access to free transport to cancer treatment centres and to a social worker for support during their stay.

In the last 12 months, 1,158 room nights of accommodation was provided to guests from Port Augusta.

Cancer Council SA’s activities in Port Augusta from October 18-20.

  • Bowel cancer presentation
  • Cutting cancer risks presentation
  • SunSmart presentations for workplaces, schools and childcare centres
  • School visits from Cancer Council SA’s Community Engagement Team
  • Presence at the 2016 Port Augusta Positive Ageing Expo – everyone welcome
  • Special Cancer Council SA information session for the community – everyone welcome