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Volunteer Voice May

National Volunteer Week On May 8-14, we marked National Volunteer Week – an annual celebration of the incredible work of volunteers across Australia. Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of the nation’s volunteers, providing an opportunity to say thank you and highlight the important role volunteers play in the community. This…

Cancer Council calls for smoking crackdown in units

Cancer Council has urged the Queensland Government to enact a blanket-ban on smoking in units and apartments ahead of the next State Election, following hundreds of community complaints on the issue. The organisation’s submission to the Property Law Review recommends body corporates be given the power to enact smoke-free by-laws, including banning smoking completely, consistent…

New online guide to HPV clears up confusion

Cancer Council will today launch an online guide to HPV, providing Australian men and women with the latest information about the disease and vital steps to protect against it. The online guide will alleviate confusion about HPV after the announcement of a new cervical screening program to be launched nationally in late 2017, replacing the…

Cancer Council vollies give happy to live happy

Cancer Council will celebrate its statewide network of volunteers this week, acknowledging their tireless efforts to support all Queenslanders affected by cancer.   Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week 2017 (8 May–14 May), recognising millions of Australian volunteers under the banner Give Happy, Live Happy.   With 1300 registered volunteers involved in Cancer…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 29 April

Live well be well

Listen back to our 29 April #livewellbewell radio show! Little Miss Organised sorts our four kitchen drawers, we score a baked chicken parma & sweet potato mash recipe, Sally Thibault shares new research into diet soft drinks – and Women’s Health Magazine explains JOMO – the joy of missing out! Listen to the latest Live…

Fraser Coast sets pace as Queensland’s fresh air capital

Cancer Council has applauded Fraser Coast Regional Council for unanimously voting to extend smoke-free spaces in Maryborough and Hervey Bay, improving the region’s liveability. In 2018 Council will amend its local laws to introduce smoke free precincts at Freedom Park, Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre, Community Centre & Cultural Centre in Hervey Bay. Maryborough’s Queens Park,…

Dom Rizzo dons apron for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea!

Celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo will raise her cup in the fight against cancer this May as national ambassador for Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2017! The TV Chef and owner of Putia Pure Food Kitchen in Banyo shared a super simple no-bake yoghurt cheesecake recipe to encourage all Queenslanders to get involved. Dominique said…