GIVING BACK: Cancer survivor Ron Myler volunteers at the Friendlies Society Private Hospital to assist those who are currently going through cancer treatment. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
GIVING BACK: Cancer survivor Ron Myler volunteers at the Friendlies Society Private Hospital to assist those who are currently going through cancer treatment. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Ron’s got strength to assist any fight

Signing up as a volunteer with Cancer Council Queensland, Mr Myler attends the Friendlies Society Private Hospital one to two times a week to connect with cancer patients and their loved ones.

"I consider myself a very lucky man, and I knew I had to do something to give back," Mr Myler said.

"I had an incredible support foundation during my two cancer journeys and I know the profound difference that can make.

"It's comforting to be able to speak to someone who has had a similar experience, and to know that you're here to support them."

Mr Myler said it was "incredibly rewarding" to be part of the Cancer Council Queensland program.

"The satisfaction you get from putting a smile on someone's face and helping to ease the burden for them, if only for a moment, is something huge to me," he said.

Cancer Council Queensland Cancer support co-ordinator Jill Chegwidden said Bundaberg needed more volunteers

as the connection was vital for emotional support, empathy, hope and encouragement.

The program is seeking anyone who has been affected by any type of cancer - survivors, carers, family members of those affected, who would be willing to speak with others touched by the disease in the Bundaberg area.

To take part, visit http://www.cancerqld.org.au/volunteeropportunities or call 1300 851 957.



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