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BALL IN THE MALL: Jessica Forbes and Tamara Cuffe at Griffith’s Ball in the Mall for Can Assist. Picture: Rebecca Hopper.
Nanjing Night Net

SATURDAY night’s Ball in the Mall for Can Assistwas a glittering affair, but there was a serious undertone to the night emphasised in onepoignant moment on stage.

At 13-years old Cassandra Smith rang Can Assist after her mother was diagnosed with cancer,a momentPresident of Can Assist Olga Forner remembered well.

“The story that came to me was just so sad, and it’s not just Cassandra’s story its lots,” she said.

Many years on from that first phone callMs Smith spoke to the crowd gathered in Griffith’s Central Plaza, explaining howhearing the word cancer had beena life changing moment for everyone involved in her mother’s life.

“I would like to put a hypothetical situation to you –you and your partner go and get a regular check up with your GP like you do any day,” she said.

“Except this year the results come back with something you never thought possible, theycome back that your partner, the person you love and adore -your best friend has cancer and needs to be taken within the week for surgery to get it removed and that treatment needs to begin straight away.

“Take away the shock and the horror and the grief that you feel and just take a second to think about the expenses.

“One half of the partnership has lost their income, now add in the expenses associated with children –keep all your regular household expenses and include travel to a major city regularly for treatment, accommodation and medical bills upwards of $50,000.

“Now I want you to imagine doing that on your own, just you as a parent and your 13-year-old daughter andthis is exactly what happened to my family.”

For the crowd who had gathered in support of Can Assist Ms Smith’s speech brought the reality of the need forthe work they did to everyone’s minds.

“The staff at Can Assist were the people you could physically see and touch, they were the epitome of love and care, they were our rock –the ones who said to mum and I ‘don’t worry about those monetary expenses, we will take care of it’,” she said.

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