The C Word brings voices of lived experience to an issue that affects so many of us. Drawing on their own experiences, Helen and Belinda speak to other Kiwis whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
The C Word is sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. Charitable Trust. You can contact the show via email@example.com
A born-and-bred Westie, Helen is a keen bike rider and mental wellbeing advocate, and is the founding member of Nutters Ride Together. A survivor of breast cancer, she is exploring ways of expanding the conversation around cancer and the impact it has on people’s lives. A journalist by training, Helen spent time as a radio producer at Radio Live and currently works in community engagement.
Up until her cancer diagnosis Belinda was a secondary school teacher, and she now tutors for Massey University. Mother to three young women who have inherited her passion for social justice and fighting inequities, Belinda lives in Ōakura, New Plymouth with her partner, whose drive for adventure keeps her out in the world and happily out of her comfort bubble.
C.A.R.E.S Charitable trust is a nationwide organisation, established to support people after their active cancer treatment for all cancer types has finished. Find out more about the support they provide at carescharity.org.nz