Soup for the Soul 2021
Head and neck cancer is one of the least supported cancers in Australia and continues to impact over 5,000 people who are newly diagnosed every year and more than 17,000 who are living with the side effects of treatment every day. There's no formal screening test for head and neck cancer: awareness, education and early detection is key to improving patient outcomes and saving lives.
Once again, Soup for the Soul will coincide with World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July.
By registering your Soup for the Soul event and fundraising in your community, you'll be helping to raise awareness and support for people living with head and neck cancer and their carers.
When doctors talk about curing cancer they talk in terms of 5-year survival. In patients with head and neck cancer, however, the effects of the cancer and their treatment can stay with people forever. These effects can be seen as scars on the patient’s face that cannot be hidden by clothing, or by difficulties with speech and swallowing.
Whether you host a Soup for the Soul event in your home, workplace, club, local park or virtually, your shared experience enjoying a bowl of soup with your friends, family, work colleagues or social group, you will make a difference!
WHAT IS SOUP FOR THE SOUL?
Soup for the Soul is the only event of its kind in Australia raising awareness and vital funds to support people affected by head and neck cancer.
The idea is simple, just get your family, friends, colleagues or community together over a bowl of soup. By sharing a bowl of soup we hope to nurture everyone affected by head and neck cancer and the people who care for them.
Food is one of the most fundamental ways we have to nurture our loved ones.
Soup is a favourite source of comfort food for people from all different ages and cultures. It’s a great winter warmer, easy to prepare, nourishing for the body and warming for the soul.
For people who have been treated for head and neck cancer, however, the humble bowl of soup is so much more. Soup is often a lifeline, helping people to survive in the days, weeks and months following treatment when eating and swallowing can be so difficult.
raise over $500 and you'll be in the draw to win a fantastic prize
Raise over $500 and you will be in the draw for a chance to win either:
a KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Stick Mixer, kindly donated by Harvey Norman and valued at $289.00.
OR two cookbooks kindly donated by Better Read Than Dead Newtown:
Emma Gallaway's 'My Darling Lemon Thyme Every Day' (valued at $49.99), and Justine Schofield's 'The Slow Cook' (valued at $39.99).
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