History - Rise Above started as The Cancer Support Group in 1985 when Yvonne Cuschieri started raising funds to
enable 13 local teenagers with cancer to attend a CanTeen national camp. It
wasn’t long before social workers started asking for her help for other
families who were facing crisis situations. In March 1986, Yvonne asked
friends for their help and the first ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group
meeting was held in her dining room. Over the years, the number of
requests for help has been enormous, to support children and adults with cancer
and to assist their families at a very difficult time.
we do - Rise Above - Capital Region Cancer Relief, provides financial assistance and support to cancer patients and
family residing with them within the ACT, Queanbeyan and
A charitable organisation, the group
relies on fundraising, community partners, the generosity of businesses and the
local community, to meet the needs of the increasing number of families that
require our assistance.
Vision - To support cancer patients and their
families through the provision of financial assistance, which specifically
addresses the cancer patient’s medical prognosis/treatment program. Each
case is treated on its merits at the time of application.
statement - To reduce the emotional and
financial burden on families who have a member undergoing treatment for cancer.