The possibility of you beating cancer, particularly in Australia, is increasing every year. There are over 1 million people alive in Australia who are either living with or have lived with cancer. Around 30 years ago, about 5 in 10 people survived for at least 5 years after their cancer diagnosis; more recent figures are closer to 7 in 10 people surviving at least 5 years. In 2019, it is estimated that cancer incidence (new diagnoses) rates will be close to 5% less than in 2008 and the estimated age-standardised cancer mortality rate for the Australian population is expected to reach a new low of 159 deaths per 100,000 persons. Understanding and avoiding the risk factors associated with cancer can help to reduce the chance of getting cancer, while cancer screening programs increase the likelihood of detecting cancer early, enabling better outcomes from treatments. Improvements in treatments and care are also important contributors to improvements in survival. More than likely you have come to this web site because you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It is a very difficult time in your life and we would like to help.
(Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare)
The Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation has been established to provide assistance to those persons with cancer. We welcome the support of individuals and community organisations.Read More
You can now hold your own fundraising event – click below to see how you can help raise money for those suffering with cancer.Read More
It is our intention to provide assistance to as many people with Cancer as possible. Please click to download the application form.Read More
The Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation is committed to caring for those whose circumstances make their cancer journey less comfortable than it could be. We hope to make a difference. Thank you for taking the time to share our story.“She spent her life caring about others. Even throughout her own cancer journey her attention was always focused on what it was doing to her family and those around her rather than the impact it was having on herself. She was our guiding light. How we will navigate life’s path without her is anyone’s guess. However, be assured that we will always try to do it with the same dignity, determination and courage that she demonstrated throughout her life and none more than at the end of it.” –Reg KingLynne’s Story
The Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation has been established to provide assistance to those persons with cancer who find themselves in financial difficulty or who lack an appropriate support network.
The following are just some of the areas where the Foundation may become involved. To assist those who suffer financial hardship as a direct result of the cost of treatments or loss of income, or both.
The Foundation seeks to support individuals affected by cancer in three distinct ways:
• The financial underwriting of more effective treatments where the financial gap places them outside of the individual’s personal reach.
• Assistance to a personal carer in need of respite, by the provision of nursing care during their absence.
• To assist both carers and those with cancer to access as many legitimate support organisations as possible and provide a framework in which to communicate this information to others.
The Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation is a charity working to help those with cancer. The charity is registered with the Australian Taxation Department and all donations of AUD $2 or more are fully tax deductible.
The administration is provided by a voluntary board of trustees. Therefore all money raised or donated to the Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation will be used to aid those suffering the effects of cancer.
All those associated with the foundation are volunteers and receive no payment, either direct or indirect, for their services. Such is our commitment to helping those embarking on a journey that we are all too familiar with.
“Our aim is to help as many people with Cancer who need financial and emotional support. To assist those who suffer financial hardship as a direct result of the cost of treatments or loss of income, or both. Assisting the people that would otherwise fall between the cracks without our help. We provide both financial and emotional support, medical equipment, treatments, and drugs to those who will not be able to afford them. There are many people in society who suffer unnecessary hardships because they, or someone they care for has contracted Cancer. Here are just a few examples of the wonderful people we have had the pleasure of working with previously.”
At the end of 2017 we embarked on a campaign to raise money for a potentially lifesaving operation for Ciara.
In 2012 the Foundation, with the support of many wonderful people from the Shire, helped raise funds to aid a little boy called Talin Hawkins and his family.
“You have no way of knowing how important you are to people in my situation, and there are many of us. On behalf of myself and all those people like me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”