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Volunteer Voice August 2018

Chemotherapy services consultation workshop for consumers The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in collaboration with the National Cancer Expert Reference Group (NCERG) are developing a resource to support the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) and improve the safety and quality of…

Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

Women who are unwell or have other diseases when diagnosed with cervical cancer are more likely to die from their cancer diagnosis, than women who have better overall health. Despite most health issues not being linked to the cancer itself, new research from Cancer Council Queensland, in collaboration with Menzies School of Health Research, shows…

We couldn’t do it without you

Thank you for joining the Cancer Council Queensland family. Your amazing and generous gift helps fund vital cancer research, run lifesaving education programs, and support the thousands of Queensland families affected by cancer each year who need our help. Just 30 years ago, only 47 per cent of people survived cancer for five years or…

30 movies you’ll want to watch at your Girls’ Night In

If you’ve been run off your feet all week, a Girls’ Night In movie night – complete with a pile of blankets, snacks and your besties – is the only answer. So, call up your friends, buy some popcorn and spend a night in, donating what you would have on a night out to our…

20 Girls’ Night In ideas to help you throw a Pinterest-worthy party

There’s nothing like a night in with the girls: great stories and non-stop laughter. So, send out the invite to your best friends and start planning a Girls’ Night In to support Cancer Council Queensland and their vital work! Not only will you have a fun and relaxing night in with your girlfriends, but you’ll…

10 quick and healthy Girls’ Night In snacks

popcorn snack for Girls' Night In movie night

Girls’ Night In is the perfect excuse to catch up with friends for a good cause! Parties are often all about the food and drinks, which can make it hard to stick to healthy habits. With these tips, the good news is that your night in doesn’t have to be overly indulgent! You don’t have…

What kind of Girls’ Night In host are you?

Crazy about catering, love the buzz of hosting large scale events, or more comfortable with keeping things low-key with simple food and good conversation? Find out what type of event you should host this October, and sign up to host a Girls’ Night In. No matter the size of your event, by hosting a Girls’ Night…

Tips for creating a healthy Girls’ Night In platter

When a gourmet platter gets rolled out at an event it’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. So, why not whip up a healthier version for your Girls’ Night In this October? Cancer Council Queensland is putting out the challenge to all hosts to swap in healthy options for their Girls’ Night In platter and…

Challenge yourself to get fit for Walk for Women’s Cancers: Here are 5 tips to get started

Walk for Women’s Cancers is an opportunity to step out and enjoy a scenic beachside walk while giving hope to all Queensland women affected by cancer. Held during September in Cairns, Yeppoon, Bargara, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, in support of Cancer Council Queensland, the fundraising walk also provides an opportunity for families to get…

Thank you for supporting Daffodil Day

Dear Editor, I write to thank locals for their outstanding support of Daffodil Day (August 24). Last week, nearly 700,000 daffodils were sold in support of Queenslanders affected by cancer. All funds raised from the initiative will be reinvested in cancer research looking into better treatment options and early detection methods. It’s our mission to…