Monthly Archives: January 2019

Healthy lunchboxes for healthy kids

It’s back-to-school time and Cancer Council Queensland is lifting the lid on lunchboxes, encouraging parents to prioritise healthy options to boost their kids’ brain power, and keep them healthier and happier. Research shows there is a strong link between diet and better concentration, but less than six per cent of children are meeting the recommendation for daily serves of vegetables.* Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Australia Day sunburn warning

With Australia Day just around the corner and ultraviolet radiation levels predicted to be extreme, Cancer Council Queensland is urging people to enjoy the day the SunSmart way! According to the Queensland Government, half of all Queensland adults and children are sunburnt on a yearly basis* and 133 sunburn cases were treated by Queensland emergency departments in the first half of last year.** Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms…

Alumni News January 2019

Welcome Happy New Year and welcome to the fourth edition of our Friends of CCQ newsletter! 2018 was a great year for us at Cancer Council Queensland. I feel very proud of what was achieved and very appreciative of the hard work put in by employees, volunteers and supporters. Wonderful outcomes are only made possible…

Letter to the Editor: Help us tackle tobacco

Dear Editor, Rates of daily smoking are more than double among adults living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas compared to those in advantaged areas – putting those people’s health and lives at risk On behalf of Cancer Council Queensland, I encourage social and community service organisations to help us to stamp out smoking by joining our…

Volunteer Voice January 2019

Meet our People – Danny Youlden Name: Danny Youlden Role: Senior Manager, Childhood Cancer Research How would you describe your job to someone in a different field / not familiar with CCQ? My primary role is to analyse and report on data that is collected in the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, which stores details on…

Workplaces urged to stand up for employee health

With the average Queenslander spending about one third of their life at work and figures showing that 4 in 10 adults aren’t active enough*, Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging more workplaces to take a stronger stand on employee health.  Sedentary behaviour is emerging as an important risk factor for poor health and half of all workers have jobs that…

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