Geoff Ford knows only too well how challenging treatment for head and neck cancer treatment can be. There were times when he was unable to walk from chemotherapy to radiation treatment. Wondering what it might be like for people receiving treatment who may not have the same support network he did brought him pause. Find out why he and his wife decided to set up a hardship fund to help others going through the same experiences.
Thanks to the Ford Foundation Head and Neck Cancer Hardship Fund, patients and their families can get help during tough times. Nurse Practitioners Justine Oates and Sarah Davies describe how a family from Orange was able to stay in Sydney while their loved one was being treatment, something that makes such a huge difference to the family.
These stories have inspired speech pathologist Claire Pelham to shave her head to raise money for the Head and Neck Cancer Hardship Fund. She gets to work with wonderful patients and families each day and motivated by their courage and resilience, she wants to give back to them.
You can help Claire Pelham reach her fundraising goal while helping so many more people as they go through the challenges of treatment for head and neck cancer. She has chosen World Head and Neck Cancer Day as the day to shave it all off, Monday 27 July.