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Pack your sunscreen and hat for a SunSmart Ekka

Today the gates of Ekka will open in preparation for nearly half a million Queenslanders, thousands of strawberry sundaes, and plenty of rides and entertainment! To help Queenslanders make the most of Ekka and avoid going home a little redder, Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged show-goers to make sun safety a priority.…

Weekend warriors: Minimise sports drinks, refuel with water

Feeling thirsty after a jog around the neighbourhood? You’d better knock back a sugar-packed, electrolyte-packed drink to avoid getting dehydrated, right? Not quite. Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy, but Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan breaks down why they should be left for endurance events. Sports drinks are designed for athletes…

Cancer Council Queensland welcomes sugary drinks crackdown

Cancer Council Queensland has today welcomed an announcement by the State Government to limit sugary drinks and junk food in government owned hospitals and health care facilities by the end of the year. Junk food advertising around children in schools, sports groups and public transport hubs will also be restricted. The announcement was part of…

Cancer Council Queensland expands patient transport service in Brisbane

Cancer Council Queensland has partnered with Icon Cancer Centre to expand its home-to-treatment transport service to include the Moreton Bay region. The Transport to Treatment service, which currently operates in inner-city Brisbane, will now transport eligible cancer patients from their homes in North Brisbane to and from North Lakes and Redcliffe treatment centres, at no…

Who will you Dedicate a Daffodil to?

Cancer Council is calling on all Queenslanders to help fund vital cancer research by dedicating a virtual daffodil to someone they love, ahead of Daffodil Day (August 24). Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment as a result of cancer research.…

Volunteer Voice

  Making a difference one kilometer at a time Graham Henry has been volunteering with our Transport to Treatment service as a driver since it’s inception last year. We enjoyed reading his kind words and thought you would too! A massive thank you to all our supporters and volunteers who have helped make Transport to…

Cancer Council Queensland partners with Bridge to Brisbane as charity partner

Queenslanders are once again being encouraged to lace up and register for Bridge to Brisbane to give hope to Queenslanders affected by cancer! Cancer Council Queensland has been named as an official charity partner of the Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane, giving locals the chance to run with purpose and make a difference with each…

Cheers to no beers – 4 tips to continue staying dry this July

Most of us know we shouldn’t drink as much, or as often, but don’t take the steps to break the habit. High levels of alcohol consumption can add up to some high-stake health risks, so Cancer Council Queensland is raising an alcohol-free glass to the Queenslanders who’ve spent the last few weeks reassessing their intake…

Cancer Council Queensland calls on workplaces to go smoke-free

Cancer Council Queensland has called on workplaces to consider going smoke-free to improve the health of employees, following the release of a new study from Monash University assessing years of life lost and workplace productivity lost from smoking. The study, published today in The BMJ, calculated the total economic impact of lost productivity would amount…