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Sally Crossing AM (1946-2016) — an inspiring tireless crusader and trailblazing pioneer for cancer advocacy at both state and national levels for the past 23 years.
Sally established and led Cancer Voices NSW (2000), convened Cancer Voices Australia and then the Australian Cancer Consumer Network (2014), and was friend and mentor to Cancer Voices SA (2007). Her contributions to research, policy and clinical practice in consumer involvement, as well as raising awareness of issues and improving the path for all people affected by cancer has been exceptional. Many people get cancer, but few have ‘raised a voice and made a difference’ so effectively. Rest in peace Sally. Thank you. You will be greatly missed.
From the Executive Teams of Cancer Voices Australia, Cancer Voices NSW, Cancer Voices SA
At last we get the view of consumers into the debate on the value of cancer screening.
The Australian Cancer Consumer Network (ACCN) was launched at Parliament House, Canberra on 27 November 2014.
The ACCN brings together 30 groups for a bigger voice – as well as to share information, experiences and issues. It is facilitated by Cancer Voices Australia.
CVA Convenor, Sally Crossing AM said “being together like this for the first time is exciting and empowering. It shows that our national representatives are truly keen to be connected to the needs and ideas of Australians affected by cancer”.