Tribute to Chris Christensen

Read our full tribute to Chris Christensen, chair of Cancer Voices SA from 2017-Oct 2020.

Many people get cancer, but few have raised a voice so effectively on our behalf as Chris Christensen. Chris is well known, well-loved, well respected and was influential as a cancer advocate at the local, state and national level. 

Chris had modest advocacy ambitions including holistic, high quality patient-centred treatment and ongoing care, consumer voices and engagement in all aspects of cancer services and policy; better access and equity; cancer research and public education about cancer. It was Cancer Voices focus on ‘good systems not just good luck or chance’ and focus on ‘wellness not just illness’ that really resonated with Chris from the outset, and drew her to us, saying she felt she’d ‘found her tribe’ of like-minded people. 

 

 

– cancer isn’t fair. Chris had so much more she wanted to do, time we all wish she’d had. She wont be forgotten. Her legacy lives on especially in those she mentored and influenced and ‘changed’ as a result of meeting her.  

 

Chris was a passionate and effective advocate - constantly striving to improve cancer care systems, services, inform research, policy and clinical practice. she led by example, was a lovely person, ....an amazing lady, 
Her advocacy roles on numerous projects helped shape new understandings of ‘cancer survivors’ - and the value of our capabilities, insights and participation. 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  0405 806 857 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068