Letter to the Editor: Get active, get inspired

Dear Editor,

At least one third of all cancers in Queensland – around 9000 every year – are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices, including being active and maintaining a healthy weight.

This year, we’re calling on Queenslanders to make their health a priority and reduce their own risk of cancer by joining Team CCQ!

Team CCQ is a fitness team founded as part of Cancer Council’s Get Moving campaign – an initiative encouraging runners, gym-goers and fitness enthusiasts across Queensland to lace up their joggers for the cause.

One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland. About 27,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone.

Every Queenslander can do something to support those affected – for fitness enthusiasts, that might be registering for an active event and adding a fundraising element.

All funds raised by Team CCQ participants are invested in vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs statewide.

Whether you sign up for Bridge 2 Brisbane, Noosa Tri, Gold Coast Airport Marathon, the Colour Run, or a local event, participate as part of Team CCQ and raise funds for the cause.

Becoming a member of Team CCQ also gives Queenslanders access to free nutritional information, recipes and exercise advice, discounted entry to select events, prizes, and access to a personal fundraising advisor.

Sign up to Team CCQ for free at cancerqld.org.au/getmoving.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20.

Ms Chris McMillan
CEO Cancer Council Queensland

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura McKoy,
Media Manager,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5345
Mobile: 0428 580 363