As we lead into the Christmas period, it’s a time for reflection and most importantly time to look to the future. I’m sure everyone is ready to see the end of 2020 for many reasons and especially those who have weathered the COVID-19 and other storms, as well as dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Here at Cancer Council ACT, although the office is closed from 24th December and reopens on the 4th January, our 13 11 20 Information and Support line remains available for those affected by cancer except for weekends and public holidays.
With 2021 in sight, we are all still uncertain of what the year ahead will hold. It is important to continue to look after ourselves and our loved ones and I hope that this festive season allows you to connect or re-connect to those important to you.
Like many others, I am travelling to see family and friends that I have not seen since last Christmas and it will be a very special time. It is in a year like this one, where we have all learnt the value of the importance of keeping in touch and telling people how we feel about them, that this Christmas is even more relevant. It is also a time to remember those we have lost and who won’t be with us this year. My family always sets a place at the Christmas table for absent friends.
On behalf of the Board and the Cancer Council team, I wish you all a safe and happy festive season.