National Youth Week reminder to Seize the Day

Dear Editor,

This National Youth Week (April 10-19) Cancer Council Queensland is celebrating the contribution young Queenslanders make to our work in cancer control.

The theme for this year, ‘It starts with us’, rightfully recognises their initiative and potential.

Each year thousands of young Queenslanders get involved in events such as Relay For Life, Daffodil Day and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, volunteering their time and energy to support those affected by cancer.

To give back, on April 20 we will open applications for our Seize the Day Study Awards, inviting young Queenslanders who have been impacted by cancer to share in $50,000 towards their education.

The awards, for young people aged 16 to 21, acknowledge individual courage in the fight against cancer, enabling our next generation to follow their dreams.

Grants range from $300 to $2500 and are used to assist with the cost of practical education needs, such as textbooks, stationery, fees, computer equipment, transport or other expenses incurred during post-secondary schooling.

Award recipients have typically battled to overcome cancer-related distress, disadvantage, and practical detriments, but hold great promise to go on and achieve amazing things.

Their future starts with us. And may it be cancer free.

Thank you to the many thousands of young people across Queensland who support our work each day and care about those in the community impacted by cancer.

Best wishes,
Prof Jeff Dunn AO
CEO, Cancer Council Queensland

For more information about the Seize the Day Study Awards or for an application form, call Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 or email

Applications open on April 20 and close on July 31.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via or 13 11 20.

For more information, please contact:

Kim Ryan, Senior Media Specialist, Cancer Council Queensland

P. (07) 3634 5239 M. 0488 015 702