soup for the soul: HOST YOUR OWN EVENT
Head and neck cancer will continue to impact Australians in 2020. Despite these challenging times and the unprecedented impact of Covid 19 on everyone, more than 5,000 people will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2020 and over 17,000 are living with the effects of treatment every day.
In these times of social distancing there are still ways you can make a big difference to people impacted by head and neck cancer.
Whether you host a virtual online Soup for the Soul experience or share a bowl of soup with your friends, family, work colleagues or social group, you can still make a difference!
REGISTER TO WIN!
By registering your Soup for the Soul and fundraising in your community to support people living with head and neck cancer, you'll also be in the draw to WIN a KitchenAid food processor donated by Harvey Norman, and a copy of 'Maggie's Recipes for Life' recipe book kindly donated by Maggie Beer.
WHAT IS SOUP FOR THE SOUL?
Soup for the Soul is the only event of its kind in Australia raising awareness and vital funds to support people affected by head and neck cancer.
The idea is simple, just get your family, friends, colleagues or community together over a bowl of soup. By sharing a bowl of soup we hope to nurture everyone affected by head and neck cancer and the people who care for them.
Food is one of the most fundamental ways we have to nurture our loved ones.
Soup is a favourite source of comfort food for people from all different ages and cultures. It’s a great winter warmer, easy to prepare, nourishing for the body and warming for the soul.
For people who have been treated for head and neck cancer, however, the humble bowl of soup is so much more. Soup is often a lifeline, helping people to survive in the days, weeks and months following treatment when eating and swallowing can be so difficult.
WHY THE NAME?
When doctors talk about curing cancer they talk in terms of 5-year survival. In patients with head and neck cancer, however, the effects of the cancer and their treatment stay with the patient forever.
These effects can be seen as scars on the patient’s face that cannot be hidden by clothing, or difficulties with speech and swallowing.
The name 'Beyond Five' refers to the long-term support that patients with different types of head and neck cancer often need, which is more than five years after they are diagnosed.