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Queensland’s 2018 CancerFREE Challenge winners crowned

Each year fundraisers from across the state pledge to make a difference by taking part in Cancer Council Queensland’s CancerFREE Challenge – and yesterday the winners were crowned! The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges Cancer Council Queensland’s most talented fundraisers by inviting them to commit to raise $10,000 during the year and compete for the…

Beat the summer heat with these SunSmart Christmas gifts

Stress less this festive season and help protect your family from the sun’s UV with Christmas gifts that give back! If you’re stuck for ideas for your own shopping list, or still need to buy for family and friends, make Cancer Council your first-stop shop. Cancer Council Queensland has retail stores in Fortitude Valley, Southport,…

Letter to the Editor: International Volunteer Day

Dear Editor, December 5 is International Volunteer Day, an opportunity for Cancer Council Queensland to thank and celebrate the many thousands of volunteers in our community who contribute to cancer control. We are proud to have the support of around 30,000 volunteers, fundraisers and supporters  across the state, without whose passion and dedication we simply…

Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per…

Healthier Christmas cake recipe

Did you know, that during the Christmas period, Aussies gain an extra 0.8 to 1.5 kilograms, on average, just from overeating? But there is no need to fear the festive season – a healthy Christmas is a lot easier than you think! The below recipe is a healthy twist on the Christmas pudding, that won’t…

Raising awareness for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the top five causes of cancer deaths in Queensland and early diagnosis is vital to increasing chances of survival. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland is raising awareness about the disease and associated challenges. Around 554 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Queensland each year…

Your donations help fund vital cancer research

  You may not realise it, but you’re helping to save lives. With your help, 10 more cancer researchers have been awarded $200,000 each over two years. Your donation helps give Queensland researchers a reliable source of funds, which means you help make long-term research and trials possible. Thank you. The grants will fund world-leading…

Help eliminate cervical cancer and save a friend’s life

  Something truly amazing has happened. Tell your friends about it. It could save their lives. Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. This amazing achievement follows the success of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program and the changes to the National Screening Program. New research…