Today, on World Cancer Day, the global campaign is focusing on the theme of ‘Closing the Care Gap’, aiming to reduce the global impact of cancer.
The inequity in cancer care costs lives the world over, and at every point in the cancer journey people who seek cancer care can encounter barriers. In 2022, we will focus on ‘Realising the Problem’ – letting the lived experience of cancer patients guide our thoughts and actions in bridging the gap in cancer care.
Here at Cork ARC Cancer Support House, we are in our 20th year and continue to bridge the gap for cancer patients and their families, ensuring that they can access the best information and support to ensure that they can deal with their cancer diagnosis and all that comes with it.
Cork ARC Cancer Support House offers free support to anyone affected by cancer, irrespective of ethnicity, age, gender, location, or financial status, and no matter what stage of diagnosis or treatment they are at. Our services include physical therapies, professional counselling, and practical information; and our aim is to reduce the distressing impact that cancer can have and ensure that no one has to go through cancer alone.
In 2020, we pivoted the support we offer to facilitate online and hybrid services – and this continues today to allow those impacted by cancer to overcome the barriers of geographical location. In addition to this, Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Bantry offers support to those in the West Cork region, who very often have to travel long distances to reach their treatment – be it in hospitals or otherwise.
At Cork ARC we model our services on best medical practices, and keep the patients’ voice central to all services, supports and developments to ensure that those impacted get the support they need, when they need it.
Cork ARC relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and fundraising to continue offering their services free of charge. Every donation, be it monetary or time, makes a difference in ensuring those impacted by cancer can get the support they need. Our message is simple, you are not alone.
We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations and fundraising to continue offering their services free of charge. Every donation, be it monetary or time, makes a difference in ensuring those impacted by cancer can get the support they need. If you would like to make a difference on this World Cancer Day and help us to continue our vital supports free of charge for anyone who needs them, you can make a donation here or if you would like more information on our services please visit our website www.corkcancersupport.ie. Let’s close the care gap together!