CanAssist received a welcome financial boost from the Forbes Services Memorial Club (FSMC)to keep its vital work going of assisting people with cancer. “With monthly commitments of up to $8,000 to Forbes residents with a cancer diagnosis, every bit is welcome,” said Maureen Field, Treasurer of CanAssist. CanAssit President John Schrader and Maureen received a $2,000 cheque from the FSMC recently. The donation resulted from the proceeds of the Dancing with the Stars canvas photo bought by FSMC. “The club is amazing with their support, they help us so much,” said John.
A person diagnosed with cancer requires support socially, psychologically and financially. CanAssist is able to support patients with accommodation, travel, medication, domestic help, personal assistance, utility bills and treatment costs. “We often find it is really hard for people to ask for help, getting over pride is a big thing,” said John, “but we want the residents of Forbes to know that if they need help, to
please make themselves known.”
Forbes CanAssist has just celebrated its 60th anniversary and was the first country branch to open in NSW in 1956. “All monies donated are
going to the cause, and will stay local to assist Forbes residents,” said John.
By Dianne Collie