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It’s only a word. Not a big word, but one that can change lives forever. Not talking about it won’t make it go away, but maybe sharing information, stories, and lived experience can empower us to deal with it.
That 'C' Word is bought to you by the Taranaki Cancer Society. Our show is another way to share and discuss cancer, and all things related to it. The good, the bad, the wonderful, the sad.
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Kate talks to Vicki Haylock about her breast cancer journey, how that led her to make massive changes to her lifestyle, and how this journey has led her to help others through coaching and support/walking groups.
Duration: 00:29:36 | Date: 7 February, 2023
Kate and Lisa talk and revisit Relay For Life and how this looks now compared to last time – Relay Your Way (virtual event). They discuss the physical event that’s coming up on March 25th, what to expect at a Relay event and how to register a team if you’re keen to be part of this fun, inspiring, and very special annual event.
Duration: 00:29:50 | Date: 24 January, 2023
Kate talks to Kathleen Moriaty and Yo Oliver about their breast cancer journeys, and how that led them to being a part of the Taranaki Pinks, the local breast cancer division of dragon-boating here in Taranaki - Taranaki Dragons.
Duration: 00:30:19 | Date: 10 January, 2023
Kate talks with Janine Luke-Taamaru – Service Delivery Manager for the Central Districts division of the Cancer Society about the new programme that is to be rolled out next year - Kia Ora e te Iwi. A kaupapa Maori programme that has been created to support and awhi whānau Māori across the motu, with a focus on helping whānau increase knowledge about cancer and its treatment, about services and support available, how to cope with side effects, and how to live life well.
Duration: 00:30:06 | Date: 27 December, 2022
Kate addresses our extremely high statistics for skin cancer and discusses Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation and how to stay safe in the sun this summer as we will be hitting unprecedented levels of UV exposure this summer. Kate talks about how skin cancers are largely preventable if we just follow the simple rules - Slip Slop Slap and Wrap
Duration: 00:30:16 | Date: 13 December, 2022
I am joined by Abi Clark, Youth Worker at CanTeen – Central Hub. We discuss the amazing support that CanTeen provides in the community for young people/rangatahi affected by a cancer diagnosis, how to access their services and how we all work together in the cancer space.
Duration: 00:30:10 | Date: 29 November, 2022
Kate talks with Amber Mathew, Marathon in a Month participant, volunteer and Taranaki Cancer Society Executive Board member. They discuss the reasons she got so involved, and how she previously managed to raise thousands for our latest event - Marathon in a Month.
Duration: 00:30:03 | Date: 18 October, 2022
I am joined by Lisa, our Fundraising/Events Coordinator and Tracy, our Volunteer Coordinator as we unpack Daffodil Day and our other current events.
Duration: 00:29:55 | Date: 13 September, 2022
Kate talks with Julia Kennedy from the Taranaki Health and Disability Advocacy Service about their free services to support people when they have concerns about a health or disability service.
Duration: 00:29:56 | Date: 30 August, 2022
Kate talks with Nette Swete about her role as a carer, as we remember and discuss her brother and sister-in-law, Darcy and Storm who passed away within 6 months of each other.
Duration: 00:28:47 | Date: 16 August, 2022
Kate talks with Lisa, the fundraising, and events coordinator, about Daffodil Day (26th August 2022) and how people can support or be involved on the day.
Duration: 00:29:07 | Date: 2 August, 2022
I am joined by Lisa our Fundraising/Events Coordinator and we both talk to Brian from the Taranaki Vintage Car Club who are running an amazing fundraiser Car Show/Rally on our behalf – with all proceeds coming to the Taranaki Cancer Society. The event is in August the weekend before Daffodil Day and looks to be a great fun out for all - families and car enthusiasts alike.
Duration: 00:28:41 | Date: 19 July, 2022
We talk further about prostate cancer. Paul shares some of his learnings and experiences while on his journey to overcome prostate cancer
Duration: 00:29:46 | Date: 21 June, 2022
We talk about the importance of our events and fundraising for keeping our services going, and the involvement of our fantastic volunteers.
Duration: 00:28:57 | Date: 29 March, 2022
We talk to Louise about her breast cancer journey, involvement with the Cancer Society gym programme, and Relay for Life. She's an inspiration!
Duration: 00:30:22 | Date: 1 March, 2022
We talk about the new look Relay for Life event that the Cancer Society is running this year due to Covid restraints. "Relay Your Way" virtual/DIY relay event.
Duration: 00:29:29 | Date: 15 February, 2022