Cancer Society of New Zealand
Today 63 New Zealanders will hear the words “you have cancer”. No one should face cancer alone… with Cancer Society here, you won’t have to.
Located in Wellington, Cancer Society's National Office provides advocacy and a national expert voice on cancer. As an advocate, it supports the development of healthy public policies and provides a voice for those who are affected by cancer. It also advises decision-makers and the public with information based on robust evidence and research. National Office's role spans the development and representation of Cancer Society initiatives, policy platforms and research.
Cancer Society aims to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer, and its objectives include:
a) Supporting and funding research within New Zealand into cancer prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.
b) Providing supportive care and information to people affected by cancer, their families/whānau and carers.
c) Promoting education about cancer for health professionals and publicising progress made in research and treatment.
d) Delivering health promotion programmes focusing on cancer prevention.
e) Leading advocacy across the cancer continuum.
f) Working collaboratively with organisations who share similar goals to the Cancer Society.
National Office is also home to Cancer Society's commercial company, Daffodil Enterprises Ltd, which is responsible for the development and marketing of a range of products. The products are sold in retail stores to generate income for the Cancer Society.