The CanDo app2022-06-02T23:32:19+10:00

We’ve all asked that question,

“What can I do to help?”

By providing CanDo to people going through a difficult or particularly busy time in their lives, we want them to experience positive outcomes throughout and at the end of their treatment or other need for help.

CanDo hopes to deliver a number of positive social and practical benefits to improve quality of life.

  • Less social isolation
  • Greater personal autonomy
  • A reduction in the financial impact of stopping work
  • More attention on general wellbeing
  • Reducing the impact of stress and anxiety by removing concerns about how the “little things” get done

The CanDo app is the facilitator for delivering that help through team and task management, without the need for awkward “polite” conversations.

The app is free so why not download today?


User Guide

Team Building


Friends and family can be invited to join CanDo either via Facebook or email.

Task Management


The person needing care (or their appointed admin) can set up a list of everyday tasks, appointments or anything else they need help with.  You can choose who to allocate the task to, or allow your team to choose how they can help.



Team members want to know how you’re doing, especially after major appointments or treatment.  The Updates feature allows you to do this quickly and in privacy.



Over time we’ll be building a library of useful and interesting articles for both people needing help, and their support team.

Our Founder’s Story


Rachael Lonergan is an advertising executive who lives in Sydney, Australia.

At age 39 she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer which required treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Making the situation even more difficult, Rachael’s sister had been diagnosed with a rare sarcoma and was also undergoing treatment.

In Rachael’s words

“My family was stretched to breaking trying to figure out how to support both of us so it was very difficult. Friends and co-workers would ask me what they could do, but I found that awkward, and my pride held me back from accepting the help I really could have used.  So I would say no, and then later on worry how I was going to change my bed sheets or sort through the insurance paperwork or manage the garden.

If I had to go through it again, I would accept more help. And it goes both ways. My friends really wanted to help, but I didn’t let them. I robbed them of that chance to validate our friendship. My message to anyone going through a similar experience is that you may not realise it yet, but you will need help, your friends genuinely want to help you, and they need you to give them a job that has meaning and value to you. CanDo has been designed to make this easier to achieve”

CanDo has another goal, which is to be a platform to talk about the importance of medical research.

CanDo is proud to have The Garvan Institute of Medical Research as our founding sponsor and major supporter for 2018.

Supporting medical research is something we strongly believe in.  CanDo will help spread the word about how The Garvan is delivering world-class innovations in approaches to diseases, in a way that is relevant and motivating to people going through treatment, and their supporter network.

CanDo is dedicated to the memory of my sister.”

Katherine Maree Scott (nee Lonergan)
b. 16.2.67 – d. 31.3.13

Our Supporters

The CanDo app is free to download and to use, and we really want to keep it that way. Maintenance and upgrades are expensive. We’re not a charity, but we really appreciate the assistance of our friends and supporters. Donate here to help.

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