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October 2008

Friday 31 October, 2008


Relay For Life celebrates 10 years in Australia

Monday 27 October 2008
First held in the Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena with 260 locals, Relay For Life has grown to see over 93,000 people from 150 communities across the country raise over $14 million each year. Read more

Quit launches a new campaign targeted at parents

Thursday 23 October 2008
New data from The Cancer Council Victoria has revealed that every week 4 Victorians lose a parent under the age of 50 to a smoking-caused illness. Read more

New support for people with blood or bone marrow cancer

Thursday 16 October 2008
New support for people with blood or bone marrow cancer will expand the Cancer Connect phone support program, enabling people to speak to trained volunteers with similar experiences. Read more

Welcome new report aims at cutting smoking rates to 9% or less by 2020

Friday 10 October 2008
Raising the price of cigarettes and increasing public education campaigns about smoking are priority actions needed to reduce the toll of tobacco, according to a new report. Read more

Sexuality and intimacy focus of Cancer Council forum

Wednesday 8 October 2008
Adjusting to sexual and intimate changes after cancer will be the focus of a free Cancer Council forum to be held in Melbourne on Wednesday October 29. Read more

Don't get burnt - get SunSmart!

Tuesday 7 October 2008
With the start of daylight savings we're encouraging Victorians to check the SunSmart UV Alert daily before planning outdoor activities to ensure you protect your skin. Read more

Cancer survivor rallies girlfriends for cancer fight

Wednesday 1 October 2008
Women from across Victoria will get together this October to catch up on the gossip, to celebrate friendships, and to raise funds to fight women’s cancers through the Cancer Council’s Girls Night In. Read more

Get online to help save women's lives

Wednesday 1 October 2008
With thousands of Victorian women getting together this month for The Cancer Council Victoria's Girls Night In, Baw Baw resident Kayla Henry is urging other women to help raise over $1 million to defeat women's cancers. Read more

Website launched to support Australia’s 130,000 breast cancer survivors

Wednesday 1 October 2008
About 130,000 breast cancer survivors in Australia are facing the challenge of life after breast cancer. Today a new website has been launched to provide support on the journey. Read more