Cancer Council is calling on Queenslanders to lace up their joggers and run to raise funds for a cancer free future through its newest campaign Get Moving, launched today.
Cancer Council’s Get Moving encourages Queenslanders to get active and raise funds as part of Team CCQ in active events including Bridge 2 Brisbane, Color Run, Gold Coast 50 and Noosa Triathlon.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said Get Moving encouraged fitness enthusiasts to get active and raise funds for Queenslanders affected by cancer.
“One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland – we all know someone impacted by the disease,” Ms Clift said.
“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.
“Whether you’ve signed up for Bridge 2 Brisbane, the Noosa Tri, Gold Coast 50, Colour Run or the Great Southern Crossing, you can participate as part of Team CCQ and raise funds.
“Team CCQ is an active community, encouraging runners, gym-goers and fitness enthusiasts across Queensland to lace up their joggers for the cause.
“All funds raised through our Get Moving campaign are invested in vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs statewide.”
Becoming a member of Team CCQ gives Queenslanders access to free nutritional information, recipes and active advice, discounted entry to selected events, prizes, and access to a personal fundraising advisor.
“At least one third of all cancers are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices including being active and maintaining a healthy weight,” Ms Clift said.
“By joining the Team CCQ community, you can be confident you’re make a difference to Queenslanders affected by cancer, and benefitting your personal health at the same time!
“There’s never been an easier way to get active and raise funds for such a vital cause – 26,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone.”
Queenslanders can sign up to Team CCQ for free at cancerqld.org.au/getmoving.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Media and Spokesperson,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5372
Mobile: 0409 001 171