About Us

The Cancer Society of New Zealand
Te kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa

The Cancer Society of New Zealand was founded in 1929 and rests as one of the country'smost loved and trusted charities. Currently, The Cancer Society is the leading non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer and ensuring cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.

The Cancer Society provides care, support, comfort and hope to people affected by cancer, from diagnoses through to post-treatment. From free specialist advice and support for cancer patients, transport totreatment, and accommodation when undergoing treatment far from home. Your support also helps to fund breakthrough cancer research and prevention programmes to protect our future generations.

The Cancer Society is a proactive advocate for cancer patients in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues including screening, detection and treatment.

We believe no one should go through their cancer journey alone, and in order for us tocontinue providing crucial care for New Zealanders facing cancer,we need community support throughfundraising events such as Cancer Society’s Day of Yoga.