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Volunteer Voice December 2018

Meet Our People: Louise Perram-Fisk Welcome to meet our people, our regular post highlighting the people who make CCQ the great place it is. We’ll bring you frequent profiles, so you can get to know everyone from Cairns to Southport. This month we have Louise Perram-Fisk, our General Manager from People and Safety. Role: General Manager, People…

Prepare for happy, healthy holiday season with these tips

Heathy Eating

The festive season is upon us and it’s a wonderful time of year with joy, cheer and gratitude in abundance. Also, in abundance is a barrage of parties, special celebratory recipes and leftovers. End of year festivities may make it seem difficult to finish off your 2018 health goals, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Spacial modeller named a Superstar of STEM

Cancer Council Queensland spatial modeller Dr Susanna Cramb has today been named a Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia (STA). Entry into the program is highly competitive, with only 60 scientists chosen from around Australia. Dr Cramb will spend the next two years undertaking activities that aim to remove society’s gender assumptions about…

Queensland’s 2018 CancerFREE Challenge winners crowned

Each year fundraisers from across the state pledge to make a difference by taking part in Cancer Council Queensland’s CancerFREE Challenge – and yesterday the winners were crowned! The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges Cancer Council Queensland’s most talented fundraisers by inviting them to commit to raise $10,000 during the year and compete for the…

Beat the summer heat with these SunSmart Christmas gifts

Stress less this festive season and help protect your family from the sun’s UV with Christmas gifts that give back! If you’re stuck for ideas for your own shopping list, or still need to buy for family and friends, make Cancer Council your first-stop shop. Cancer Council Queensland has retail stores in Fortitude Valley, Southport,…

Letter to the Editor: International Volunteer Day

Dear Editor, December 5 is International Volunteer Day, an opportunity for Cancer Council Queensland to thank and celebrate the many thousands of volunteers in our community who contribute to cancer control. We are proud to have the support of around 30,000 volunteers, fundraisers and supporters  across the state, without whose passion and dedication we simply…

Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per…

Healthier Christmas cake recipe

Did you know, that during the Christmas period, Aussies gain an extra 0.8 to 1.5 kilograms, on average, just from overeating? But there is no need to fear the festive season – a healthy Christmas is a lot easier than you think! The below recipe is a healthy twist on the Christmas pudding, that won’t…