This Harmony Day (March 21), Cancer Council Queensland is reaching out to show their support for all Queenslanders impacted by cancer.
Cancer does not discriminate, and Cancer Council Queensland supports all Queenslanders regardless of their age, sex, cultural background or geographic location.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said CCQ worked hard to implement programs and support services that were accessible to all Queenslanders impacted by cancer.
“Cancer is a burden on people of all ages, genders and backgrounds, and Cancer Council Queensland works hard to ensure that all Queenslanders have access to the information and support they need,” Ms Clift said.
“We encourage all members of our community to access our services, including our Cancer Council Helpline, peer support programs, our Practical Assistance Program, Cancer Counselling Service and public health programs.
“We need to act as a community and do what we know works to reduce the cancer burden – promoting a healthy lifestyle, evidence-based screening programs, and providing access to life-saving medicine.
“It’s important Queenslanders are as informed as possible when it comes to reducing their personal risk of cancer.”
Cancer Council Queensland recommends Queenslanders lower their cancer risk by quitting smoking, eating healthily, participating in recommended screenings, being active, avoiding harmful UV radiation, and limiting alcohol consumption.
The theme for Harmony Day is ‘Everyone belongs’. Find out more at www.harmony.gov.au.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
For interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
For more information, please contact:
Kim Ryan, Senior Media Advisor, Cancer Council Queensland