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16 June 2017

Cancer Care Café – Leukaemia Foundation Presentation

The latest Cancer Care Café being held next week will hear from representatives of the SA Leukaemia Foundation speaking about the cancer and how the Foundation provides help to cancer sufferers including whilst undergoing treatment.

The Cancer Care Café will be held at the Thyme Café from 10am to 12noon on Wednesday 21st June.

The other guest speaker will be Marissa Web from the YMCA who will speak about the exercise classes for people with a cancer diagnosis and their carers.

Garry Halliday from the local Cancer Service said: “Across Australia more than 3,300 people are expected to be diagnosed with a form of leukaemia this year - equivalent to nine people every day”. Leukaemia is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow where blood cells are made.

The SA Leukaemia Foundation representatives will tell those present at the Cancer Care Café about the support services the Foundation provides, which include information as well as accommodation and transport while undergoing treatment.

Marissa Web from the YMCA will talk about the importance of physical exercise in the treatment of cancer. The Broken Hill YMCA has been offering specially designed fitness classes for people with a diagnosis and their carers. Marissa, the instructor of these classes, will demonstrate the sort of exercises she incorporates into the program in an effort to promote this important community initiative.

Mr Halliday said the Cancer Care Café is held monthly. Anybody affected by cancer including carers and family members are welcome to attend this free event. More information is available by phoning 8080 1577.