Joining a support group where everyone can share everything they feel with people going through a similar experience can be helpful for you to process everything.
We've collected stories from a selection of people we've worked with over the past 26+ years and hope that you'll find the same inspiration in them all that we did
Your donations, time, ideas and assistance with our fund raising activities and support groups are always welcome. Please get in touch if you feel you have something to offer
Life Force Foundation has been supporting people living with cancer since 1993, when Jilly Pascoe and Caro Jonas began running the very first support group in Sydney's eastern suburbs, and from there it evolved into an integrated supportive care system for all those affected by cancer, with a holistic approach that embraces the whole human being.
Following her own experience of cancer, Jilly Pascoe saw a need for a more balanced approach to cancer care and implemented programs to address the emotional and psychological needs of patients and their families and carers in a non-clinical community setting.
Over the years, Life Force has developed strong professional links and associations with many health professionals and other community organisations involved in the delivery of cancer care and continues to form collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders in the cancer care community.
Support groups – a safe caring space for men and women with all cancer types
Carers’ group – a space to share and also be supported
Programs and workshops to address specific issues
Outreach initiatives including regional NSW
Collaboration with hospital treatment teams and others involved in cancer care
Hello, if you’re reading this page we at Life Force may already have a relationship with you, or you are here to seek help for yourself, a friend or relative. You are welcome, and as the organisation we will endeavour to do what we can to support you, so give us time, and always feel that you can let us know how we might best help you. We hope to offer you and your carers support of a group, information and refuge such as retreats.
Over the years we have had grants from Woollahra and Waverley Councils, Inner West Council, plus donations and much in-kind support from Callagher Estate Agents, Avis Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, NSW Cancer Council, Anne Schofield Antiques, Coates Bennett Accountants Mudgee, Chapman Films/Matchbox Films, John Balazs of Balazs Lazanas & Welch LLP, (plus of course many, many generous individuals).
Life Force Foundation would like to thank sincerely the following contributors;
Sharon Flanagan for the contribution to our website
George Skoufis Optometrists for the contribution to our website
Citilease Pty Ltd
Reads of Woollahra Women’s Wear
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for providing rooms free of charge at Edgecliff for meetings
Inner West Council for providing rooms at Annandale for a reduced rate
Yukiko Shimizu, who donates Carna Aromatics. For every online purchase, Life Force receives an Aromatic Hug to pass on to our patients and carers.
Hastings Cancer Trust for the sponsorship of the Life Force Regional Residential retreat 2018
Wests Ashfield Leagues Club