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HERE’S WHY WE DO IT

CanTeen Aotearoa has been helping rangatahi through one of the toughest times of their lives for almost 30 years. Why? Because life shouldn’t stop with a diagnosis of cancer, and CanTeen’s aim is to make sure every rangatahi impacted by cancer can continue living life with the support and tools they need.

 

If you’d like more information about us and what we’ve achieved in the past year, please read our  Annual Report.

Lucy CoombesThe power of canteen is in the members

Every two days a rangatahi is diagnosed with cancer in Aotearoa

About CanTeen

We help rangatahi dealing with cancer get back to living their lives.

That means helping with the day-to-day pressures, like making sure our rangatahi can get to appointments, or have enough credit on their phones. But it’s also about building a community around them; connecting them with other rangatahi who have come out the other side, peers who are still coping with cancer, or trained counsellors to help unpick more complex emotions.

The ultimate goal is to make sure no rangatahi face cancer alone – whether it’s their own cancer diagnosis or that of a family member. We’ve seen first-hand that meeting, talking, and sharing experiences means rangatahi are better able to cope with the uncertainties a cancer diagnosis can bring.

Ambassadors

If you or someone you know would like to join the team of wonderful Kiwis who generously donate their time to support CanTeen, please let us know.

Our corporate supporters

We work alongside some incredible corporate partners who share our passion for supporting rangatahi impacted by cancer.

Put it this way – if our members are the heart of CanTeen, our partners are the backbone.

Together, we’re on a mission to make sure no rangatahi has to face cancer alone. If your organisation is keen to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today!