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Students asked to rock the chop for Ponytail Project and cancer

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on students across the state to register for the Ponytail Project this year and rock the chop! The fundraising campaign encourages high school students to chop off their ponytails to raise funds for Queenslanders affected by cancer. The Ponytail Project originated in 2015 at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School after a member…

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…

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…

2019 health and wellness resolution list – let’s make them stick!

With another year on its way, thousands of Queenslanders will be setting a New Year’s Resolution for 2019 and Cancer Council Queensland is determined to help make them stick. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said establishing a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your cancer risk. “Last year, health and fitness topped the…

Fire up a healthier barbecue this Boxing Day

Barbecue season is in full swing and Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queenslanders to put a healthy spin on their cook-outs. So, fill up your esky with water, swap your snags for lamb skewers and get your zinc on for a cracking Boxing Day. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said hosting a healthy barbecue was easy and only required a few simple…

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…

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