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Cancer Society Otago and Southland

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    The Otago & Southland Division 
    The Otago and Southland Division works to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer with core activities in Support Services, Health Promotion, Information and Research.

    Our comprehensive range of support services is designed to help patients, carers, friends and family deal with the impact of cancer while maintaining a positive future outlook. The Health Promotion Team focuses on reducing the risk of cancer by supporting communities to create healthy environments. 

    We receive no direct government funding and rely solely on the generosity of donors for funding. 

    Please refer to our website to find out more about what we offer and how you can access our extensive range of services, alternatively please feel welcome to contact us. The Otago and Southland Division covers a wide area, and has staff located on the ground in Dunedin, Invercargill, East and Northern Southland, Central Lakes, North, South and Western Otago. 

    Our Core Activities 

    • Providing patient and carers support and information services
    • Health Promotion - programmes to reduce cancer risk
    • Recruiting, training and supporting a diverse team of volunteers
    • Funding Cancer Research
    • Fundraising activities including Daffodil Day and Relay For Life


    We have a friendly team of healthcare professionals who are available to help and provide information and support to people, their families  / whānau and supporters who have a cancer diagnosis or who are receiving treatment for cancer.

    Cancer research
    Wellness / healthy lifestyle
    Hospitals and cancer treatment centres
    Welfare & advocacy services
    Supportive health
    Community nursing
    Family / whānau

    National Travel Assistance Scheme Volunteer driving services

    Wellness / healthy lifestyle