ABC radio presenter Lindy Burns has been volunteering her time to the Cancer Council to prepare for the station's 'Day of Love' on 30 November. She chose to champion the work of our own Cancer Council volunteers and had fun meeting and working alongside them while taking calls from the public for orders of bowel cancer screening tests (we had over 100 calls on the morning she was here!).
Lindy also spent time with the Cancer Council's Director David Hill, head of the Cancer Information and Support Service, Doreen Akkerman, and manager of the bowel cancer program, Alison Peipers.
What is the Day of Love?
774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Victoria is using the last official day of the radio broadcast year on Friday 30th November as an opportunity to reach out and connect with the community. The Day of Love is about harnessing widespread community support for both individuals and groups to do something good for somebody else. The all-day live event will be broadcast today from the main stage at Federation Square, which will be renamed ‘Love Square' in keeping with the theme of the day.
A major part of The Day of Love involves heralding and honouring the existing volunteer organisations who make highly significant contributions to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, both locally and internationally.
774 presenters led by example by adopting a project or cause which they personally committed to and supported by donating their own time.
We'd like to thank Lindy for choosing the Cancer Council Victoria and for encouraging others to get involved in the fight against cancer.
The ABC website has more about Lindy's story. Download our volunteering document below for more information about getting involved or vist our volunteering page for details of current opportunities.