CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer.
We’re here for 12-24 year olds dealing with:
• having cancer themselves
• a parent, brother or sister being diagnosed with cancer
• the death of a parent, brother or sister
CanTeen provides specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs.
CanTeen gets how tough it is to face cancer, because we were set up by young cancer patients in 1985 and still have young people affected by cancer guiding CanTeen at every level.
Our peer support programs are renowned for their powerful impact on the young people who attend and share their cancer stories, support each other and have fun. Over the last twenty years, over $175,000 has been raised for CanTeen through the Ritchies Community Benefit Program, contributing over 7,000 hours of peer support activities to young people affected by cancer. Given that a lack of support and understanding from friends is one of the biggest challenges faced by young people living with cancer, this support has had a tremendous impact on the wellbeing of this uniquely vulnerable group.
With 23,000 young Australians having to face the challenge of cancer every year, we desperately need your ongoing assistance. So please nominate CanTeen as the beneficiary of your donations through Ritchies Community Benefit Program and help empower young people living with cancer in your local area.
CanTeen’s Community Benefit numbers are: