CanRevive Inc. is a public benevolent institution, established in 1995 at Haymarket Sydney, by two cancer survivors and one carer to support Chinese speaking people through their cancer journey. Its aim is to help to minimize the impact of cancer on patients and their families by providing information and emotional support to cater for their cultural and linguistic needs.
In 2008, a branch centre was set up in Hurstville. The use of this premises was donated, and services are being offered to clients living in the Southern suburbs.
In June 2011, the CanRevive Cancer Foundation was established. Its main purpose is to raise funds to secure the continuation of CanRevive Inc. services and to raise the level of financial accountability and transparency.
Three Chinese women, two former cancer patients and one former carer, experienced the benefits of support groups and the value of information during their battle with cancer. It was their wish that Chinese language speaking cancer patients will be able to have similar supports in their own language.
With the help of Cancer Council and a generous donor who provided free meeting rooms, the women began to offer information service and group meetings in Chinese languages in July 1995. They called their organization “CanRevive.
It was the first time such a service was ever offered in Australia.
The name CanRevive in Chinese means “making-over of oneself”.
We encourage our members to manage their illness by understanding themselves, the cancer they are afflicted with and the treatment they are being given.
We want to provide an environment whereby cancer patients can share their experience with other survivors and learn new skills on the way.
We want to provide our members a sanctuary where they can express their fears and hopes; joys and sorrow without indulging in unrealistic hopes.
NO ONE should face cancer alone.
To provide direct relief of stress and sufferings of cancer patients and their carers by offering emotional support and information services.
We provide the following free services:
Information in Chinese language through:
Volunteers form the backbone of our work.
We are aided by: