Pop the kettle on and tea up online to beat cancer!

Cancer Council Queensland’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Blogger Ambassador Phoebe Lee, of travel blog Little Grey Box, is encouraging the state’s bloggers and social media lovers to raise vital awareness this month.

May is Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea time and Cancer Council is calling on all Queenslanders to pop the kettle on and raise their cups to tip the balance in the fight against cancer and to get talking about the disease.

“I’m proud to team up with Cancer Council Queensland for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,” Ms Lee said.

“There’s never been a better excuse to get together with your friends, family or workmates to raise awareness and show support to our loved ones impacted by cancer.

“Using social media and blogging about our experiences, sharing our stories and reaching out to those in need is incredibly important.

“Your one blog post, hitting like on a Cancer Council Facebook update, sharing a compelling story – it’s the simple acts that will make a huge difference this month to help those affected.

“Join me using your influence on social media, and via your blog, to fight back against cancer and use the hashtag #biggestmorningtea.

“It’s time to switch the kettle on and get talking about cancer and how we can make a difference in the fight against the disease.”

The official Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea date is Thursday, May 28, and more than 6,700 morning tea hosts from around Queensland will gather to celebrate and raise more than $2.5 million for cancer research, education programs and patient support services.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said all funds raised from Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea support the charity’s vital work in cancer research, education programs and patient support services.

“One in two Queenslanders will be affected by cancer in their lifetime – there’s never been a better excuse to switch the kettle on, tea up your friends, family and workmates and help tip the balance in the fight against cancer,” Ms Clift said.

“Whether it’s a simple morning tea with workmates, a high tea with friends or a school bake sale, you’ll be helping the more than 68 Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer each day.”

Visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to register or find out more.

Thursday, May 28 is the official date of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, but events can be held anytime throughout May or June.

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

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

For more information, please contact:

Kim Ryan, Senior Media Specialist, Cancer Council Queensland

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