The iCANmovement is a wellbeing initiative for anyone impacted by cancer. Together with you and the experience of others, our ultimate goal is to provide guidance by helping answer the endless questions that follow a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer may be a place you haven’t been before, but at the iCANmovement we want you to know that you are not alone. Navigating the chaos of a diagnosis can often be overwhelming and confusing. We want to bring information surrounding a diagnosis to one central place – a safe, uplifting, supportive, inclusive and inspirational place.
Louise DeCelis was and will forever be our inspiration. She was an endless optimist and when she passed away in January 2019, the iCANmovement seemed impossible to continue.
Louise had started an inspirational movement encouraging others to ‘look good, feel good, in treatment and beyond’. Through hours of exhausting research, she was able to change her mindset, which in turn improved her body, mind and soul. Louise had terminal cancer but she was determined that it wouldn’t define her and that it shouldn’t define any of us.
If the current statistics are correct, one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We can’t change a cancer diagnosis but we can change the way we all live with that diagnosis. We want to be a driving force in creating that change.
During her treatment, Louise wrote, “I missed being part of the world, and some days I missed myself”. Cancer may be a place you haven’t been before, but at the iCANmovement we want you to know that you are not alone.
Where do we go from here?
The information – it’s out there. We just need to provide it all in one place and that place is here at the iCANmovement.
With Love, Elysia McConkey
Founder and Louise’s sister
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iCANmovement acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.