In 2002, the PBF invested over $300,000 to create a DVD which in the Board’s opinion would cover a need for cancer patients and their carers to access solid information about cancer and its many variations. The DVD was also planned to provide information from patients who had coped with diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer.
The DVD was produced under the technical guidance of Professor Richard Fox, AM. and overseen by the Cancer Council of Victoria.
A Helping Hand is a DVD resource designed to help people get the right information, when and where they want it and in their own time.
This DVD was available for distribution free of charge to all Victorians. Over 10,000 copies have been distributed. The New South Wales Cancer Council has also purchased 2,000 copies for distribution in NSW.
With cancer survival rates at an all time high, and with Australian clinical, diagnostics, healthcare and research teams that rank among the best in the world, this DVD shows people that there are many people ready to offer them “A Helping Hand”.