The impact of Melbourne's second lockdown is especially difficult for those fighting cancer, their family and friends. With suppressed immune systems, COVID-19 poses a strong risk to many Melburnians currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
For many of these cancer patients, the surge in COVID-19 cases and latest restrictions has limited the number of friends and family they can see, created a risk to their compromised immune systems and could impact their ability to fight the cancer.
Join Cure Cancer and The Big Hug Box to deliver 500 hug boxes to give cancer patients across Melbourne a gift of connection during these difficult and uncertain times.
Each Hug Box is hand-selected and made with care to bring a moment of joy to each cancer patient and promote wellness throughout their treatment. Inside the boxes are practical and empowering products sourced from Aussie small businesses and include inspiring messages of hope to help each patient with their journey.
Your donation will make an impact. We will be delivering 300 mini ($25) and 200 larges boxes ($75) across Melbourne oncology wards. We work with a number of hospitals across Melbourne and will aim to reach as many patients as we can.
During these uncertain times, we appreciate it can be difficult to make a financial contribution - no donation is too small. Any support is welcome - please continue to share this page among your family and friends with the hashtag #GiveMelbourneAHug.
Each Hug Box includes a message of hope - leave a comment below with your message of support and compassion.
Let’s give Melbourne a hug!
Any donations raised above our target will be donated to Cure Cancer to help find a cure with the latest innovations and most promising early-stage research.
A little more about The Big Hug Box -
We are a registered NFP charity based in Newcastle that helps ease the uncertainty and emotions that the patients and their loved ones feel when they hear the word cancer.
With all profits from sales donated to Cure Cancer, we are helping patients now through our gift boxes and those diagnosed in the future, through funding our youngest and brightest cancer researchers in finding a cure.
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