World Cancer Day: Local action inspires global change

Community members are invited to attend a free forum at Cancer Council’s Brisbane office to mark World Cancer Day on Thursday, February 4.

Cancer Council’s World Cancer Day Community Forum will showcase the comprehensive range of support services available to locals affected by cancer, providing the community with an opportunity to talk to specialised Support Coordinators and Cancer Counsellors.

The forum, with the theme ‘We Can. I Can’, will run from 10am to 2pm at Cancer Council Queensland’s office, located at 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley.

World Cancer Day, held annually on February 4, is a global initiative inviting people from across the world to unite in the fight against cancer.

The day aims to prevent cancer deaths by raising awareness and education, encouraging joint community and government action.

Media are invited to attend for filming, interview and photo opportunities:

What: World Cancer Day Community Forum – Brisbane
When: Thursday, February 4 from 10am to 2pm
Who: Cancer Council Queensland staff, volunteers and community members
Where: 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley
Contact: Kim Ryan, Senior Media Specialist, Cancer Council Queensland P. (07) 3634 5239 M. 0488 015 702

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the session provided a great opportunity for locals to learn more about the work of CCQ.

“Meet our Community Support Coordinators and join us for an information session on the emotional, physical, practical, and social challenges of a cancer diagnosis,” she said.

“We have a wide range of programs available for regional and local cancer patients to help ease the burden of cancer and improve fitness and wellbeing.”

Ms Clift said World Cancer Day encouraged Queensland communities to take a positive and proactive approach in the fight against cancer.

“The theme for World Cancer Day 2016 is ‘We Can. I Can’ – demonstrating that we all have a role to play in cancer control,” Ms Clift said.

“Our aim is to help raise awareness of the actions we can take as a community and as individuals to reduce the burden of cancer on a global scale.”

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For more information, contact:
Kim Ryan, Senior Media Specialist, Cancer Council Queensland P. (07) 3634 5239 M. 0488 015 702