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On 4 February every year the world unites for World Cancer Day. Taking on the global theme ‘We can. I can’, World Cancer Day will explore how everyone can act as a collective or as an individual to reduce the impact and burden of cancer on individuals, families and communities.
The day was designated by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation to commemorate all the efforts made by governmental and nongovernmental health organisations towards the fight against cancer and its treatments.
The day is a chance to reflect on what you can do to help support and promote the fight against cancer. The day is a key opportunity for education and raising awareness to encourage its prevention and the importance of early detection. Join us in this campaign by holding a fundraising event or volunteering at one of the many opportunities available.
"We must do more to end the many tragedies that cancer inflicts. About one third of cancers can be prevented, while others are curable if diagnosed and treated early. And even when cancer is advanced, patients should benefit from palliative care”. – Ban Ki-moon
Volunteering Queensland offers the below opportunities where you can help and support cancer patients and non-profit organisations
for Cancer Council Queensland
Join a group of like-minded people in your community and make a difference to Queenslanders affected by cancer. Branch members meet on a monthly basis and work together to raise funds which enable us to invest in cancer research, prevention programs and patient support services. Have fun, make new friends and help us ensure no one goes on a cancer journey alone.
for Gold Coast Health Queensland
Providing support, care and comfort for patients and staff of Cancer Services Day Unit. Welcoming patients to the service and directing them to waiting areas.
Monday - Friday 8am - 12 noon OR 12 noon - 4.00pm
for Kids Cancer Society of Australia, Queensland
Kids Cancer Society of Australia is a not for profit charitable organisation raising public awareness in Queensland and the charities mission is the raise funds to provide residential accommodation for kids with cancer and their families whilst undergoing cancer treatment.
for Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Charity
Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Charity are given a number of BBQs during the year at Bunnings Carseldine and are seeking volunteers to help out on these days either day shift or afternoon shift - also we are given some weekends as well.
for Leukaemia Foundation
Build your confidence, develop your communication and leadership skills and gain valuable experience in the not-for-profit sector. You will play an important role in our small Community Fundraising team- helping those who want to help us. We are seeking a volunteer who will help us attract people to our events, and offer support and encouragement to help them achieve their goals.