When it comes to cancer, throughout the journey of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, recovery, recurrence, or palliative care, the wellness model can be used to make the best of what can be a very challenging scenario.

Wellness is about making balanced choices, learning self-help strategies, accessing and strengthening inner resources, discovering supports and health information, developing a positive outlook and managing the stresses of cancer and everyday life with grace and ease.

At the beginning of this year, Hope Horizons opened a cancer wellness centre to support people from the Darling Downs and South West Queensland Regions throughout and after their cancer diagnosis.

The centre provides a welcoming, calming and relaxing environment offering allied health professionals services and relaxation therapies.

To assist with this, the Power Tynan Charitable Trust donated $1,500 to Hope Horizons. We have since heard from the Hope Horizons team, who used our donation to purchase an electric massage table for their wonderful clients, massage therapist Tracey and physiotherapist Lana.

Thanks to Kate Beyer, Rosie Bambrick, Jo Kelly and Stefanie McDowell for joining our team at morning tea to accept the donation and share the Hope Horizons story.

For more information on Hope Horizons, or to find out how you can help this fantastic organisation, please visit http://www.hopehorizons.com.au/.