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I Touch Myself transformed into breast awareness anthem

Almost one year ago, Australian rock legend Chrissy  Amphlett, of the infamous band The Divinyls, passed away following her battle with breast cancer, at age 53. Chrissy was passionate about spreading awareness around the importance of early detection of breast cancer and wanted her song ‘I Touch Myself’ to become an anthem for women’s health around…

Brisbane radio Ambassadors call on Queenslanders to raise their cups for cancer!

Brisbane radio journalists and baking aficionados, Monique Dews from 97.3FM and Jo Hayes from 4KQ, will tip the balance in the fight against cancer this May as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The local radio personalities have joined the likes of Dominique Rizzo, Poh Ling Yeow, Alana Lowes and Matt Moran as Cancer Council…

Celebrity chef Alana Lowes calls on Queenslanders to raise their cups for cancer

Celebrity cook, TV presenter and writer, Alana Lowes will raise her cup and tip the balance in the fight against cancer this May as a Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea ambassador – and she’s sharing some delicious recipes to encourage Queenslanders to celebrate! The local celebrity has joined the likes of Poh Ling Yeow,…

New research shows gene fault adds to melanoma risk

An international research project co-funded by Cancer Council Queensland has identified a gene mutation that puts people at an extremely high risk of developing melanoma. The research team, including scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, found mutations in the POT1 gene caused a hereditary form of melanoma. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan said…

Grants provide $100,000 boost for cancer care providers

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on hospital departments and community organisations looking to enhance support for Queenslanders affected by cancer to apply for a share of $100,000 through its 2014 Community Grants Program. The grants program launched late this month and will enable eligible organisations to apply for funding of up to $10,000 for cancer-related…

Ipswich Relay For Life postponed due to weather

Important Information Cancer Council Queensland’s Ipswich Relay For Life, set to be held this weekend at Jim Finimore Oval, has been postponed due to heavy rain and flooding in the region. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the 18-hour overnight event will be postponed until further notice. “Due to flooding at the Oval, it’s…

Cancer Council calls on Queensland women to give via ‘make-up free selfie’ trend

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queensland women to post make-up free photos on social media and make a donation to beating women’s cancers in Queensland. The call follows a viral media campaign that helped a UK charity raise millions for cancer research. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan urged women to go make-up free…

Remember cancer doesn’t discriminate, this Harmony Day

  This Harmony Day (March 21), Cancer Council Queensland is reaching out to show their support for all Queenslanders impacted by cancer. Cancer does not discriminate, and Cancer Council Queensland supports all Queenslanders regardless of their age, sex, cultural background or geographic location. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said CCQ worked hard to implement…

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