Cancer Society of New Zealand Manawatu Centre Inc - Tararua Services
135 Ruahine Street
PO Box 5170
Palmerston North 4441
Tel: (06) 356 5355
Information Hotline: 0800 CANCER / 0800 777 842
Fax: (06) 356 7804
Te Rōpū Mate Puku Puku o Aotearoa
Shirley Walker, Field Officer
Tel: (06) 374 7339
The Cancer Society Mission
Improving community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer. The Cancer Society is committed to working with our communities by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in:
Individual support for people living with cancer and their families/whanau.
Drivers to enable you to attend oncology appointments and treatment.
Information on all aspects of cancer for patients, health professionals and the general public. Resources include pamphlets, journal articles, books, videos and a lending service.
Promotion of healthy lifestyles that reduce the likelihood of cancer, including Smokefree, SunSmart, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
Both professional and trained volunteers provide these services.
Cancer Support Groups meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Red Cross rooms
Cancer Support Group meets the first Friday Bi-monthly at 10am in the Red Cross rooms.
Services are funded by our major events of Daffodil Day and Relay For Life plus sponsorship, donations, bequests and memorial gifts. The Cancer Society receives no direct government funding.