Solaris Cancer Care brings together the best in modern medicine with evidence-based support services (such as therapies, education, wellness activities, support groups and counselling) to help cancer patients cope with the emotional and physical side-effects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and palliative care.
In 2017, we provided more than 20,000 treatments, valued at over $1 million, to cancer patients, their families and their carers.
We currently receive no ongoing government funding, relying on the generosity of donations from the Western Australian community, coupled with in-kind support from our 350 volunteers and our five employees.
But unfortunately our fundraising has fallen short this year, and we need a little extra help. The economic downturn has taken its toll on our financial situation and we have a shortfall of $200,000. Sadly, there is also an increased need for our services which has grown by 20% in the past year alone.
Solaris Cancer Care was the first of its kind in Australia and is the only Western Australian based organisation providing these vital services. Without funding, we will no longer be able to treat and assist the thousands of individuals affected by cancer every day from our five centres - Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, St John of God Subiaco, Cottesloe, Bunbury and Albany Health Centre.
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On behalf of Solaris Cancer Care - our patients and their carers, our volunteers, Founder Dr David Joske, Board and staff - we thank you.