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500 vulnerable Melbourne cancer patients undergoing treatment gets a big hug

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Cure Cancer developed The Big Hug Box in 2018 alongside cancer survivor Lisa Greissl, a special gift box filled with items to provide comfort and wellbeing to patients undergoing cancer treatment at a time when there are often no words.

With Stage 4 lockdown restrictions now in force across Victoria, they want to give a ‘hug’ to 500 vulnerable Melbourne cancer patients undergoing treatment.

The impact of Victoria’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 Victorians 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.

Cure Cancer asking supporters to join them and The Big Hug Box to deliver 500 Big Hug Boxes and give Victorian cancer patients 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 cancer patients 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.

Their aim is to deliver 300 mini and 200 larges boxes across cancer treatment centres in Victoria and will aim to reach as many patients as they can.


Pearl Dy is a community manager and journalist. She is passionate about business and development particularly involving not-for-profits, charity and social entrepreneurship.


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