Cancer survivor supports council

WELL-KNOWN identity Paul Crane is a cancer survivor and Cancer Council supporter.

The local lawyer, a joint partner in the Cancer Council's Legal and Financial Planning Referral Service, said there is nothing harder than being diagnosed with cancer at 40 and having to tell his wife, two young daughters, and loving parents.

“Nothing is more uplifting than the love and support I received from my family, friends and associates during my illness,” Paul said.

“I have been a survivor twice, but I have lost many friends along the way, including my father, who died suddenly and sadly from cancer.

“Also, nothing can prepare you for the news – there seems little logic as to why some survive and some don't. Certainly a loving and generous soul is not the determining factor.

“I believe it is the duty of those who have survived to provide a powerful reminder to everyone, sufferers and carers alike, that cancer is not the end of a journey but rather the start of one.”

By contributing to Daffodil Day you are helping researchers find better treatments and cures, as well as helping to maintain support and information services such as SunSmart and cancer-smart lifestyle programs.