Rise Above - Capital Region Cancer Relief
provides financial assistance and support to cancer patients and family residing
with them within the ACT, Queanbeyan and surrounds. Many pharmacies will have patients
with accounts for medication paid by Rise Above – providing direct financial support
to patients in need.
Additionally, tap donation machines (an EFT-style
donation method) are located at Capital Chemist pharmacies at Southlands, Wanniassa,
Calwell, Chisholm, Isabella Plains, Kambah and Kingston. Our pharmacies also support
Hawaiian Shirt Day and other fund-raising events held by Rise Above.
Rise Above’s Convoy for Cancer is their major
fundraiser – while we support that event with donations and a presence that event
is “owned” by a local radio station.
Rise Above CEO - Melissa Gardiner, Capital Chemist Community Program Manager - Melita Flynn and Capital Chemist Senior Partner - Roger Tall