March 2009

Monday 2 March, 2009


Cancer carers often young

Friday 27 March 2009
The Cancer Council Victoria is focusing on the issues and difficulties, which affect carers both young and old, at an annual carers' seminar in Melbourne on May 23. Read more

Locals get behind a Relay good cause

Thursday 19 March 2009
Registrations for the 2009 Mildura Relay For Life are on track to beat last year’s attendance, which attracted 1,000 locals for the overnight relay style event. Read more

Senate alcopop vote a setback for the health of Australians

Thursday 19 March 2009
A coalition of health agencies has slammed the Senate's decision to reject the alcopops bill. The coalition, made up of the Australian Drug Foundation, Cancer Council Victoria, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre and VicHealth, is adamant that more needs to be done by the Government to promote a safer drinking culture in Australia. Read more

Alcohol policy coalition urges senate to pass bill

Tuesday 17 March 2009
A Coalition of concerned health agencies today urged the Senate to pass the alcopops bill. "The Senate must ensure that alcopops are not sold at pocket money prices," said the Alcohol Policy Coalition spokesperson and Australian Drug Foundation's Head of Policy, Geoff Munro. Read more

Last chance to get creative with cancer arts awards

Wednesday 11 March 2009
Entries to the 2009 Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards are closing soon and local artists are encouraged to get creative before it's too late. Read more

Cancer Council Victoria offers support to affected bushfire areas

Thursday 5 March 2009
In an open letter to newspaper editors the Cancer Council has announced its awareness that many of its supporters, as well as people currently facing cancer, live in areas subjected to the recent bushfires. Our thoughts are with every Victorian impacted by the fires. Read more

New evidence calls for urgent action on alcohol marketing to teens

Thursday 5 March 2009
A coalition of major health bodies has called for tougher rules on alcohol marketing in light of new research that found a causal relationship between owning alcohol-branded merchandise and underage binge drinking. Read more

Coping with cancer after a natural disaster

Monday 2 March 2009
When a natural disaster occurs, people affected by cancer can face additional hardships, practical difficulties and complex emotional reactions. Information, practical advice and emotional support is available from the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20. Read more

New research shows shade in schools has a positive impact on adolescent sun habits

Monday 2 March 2009
Building shade structures at secondary schools could play a major role in addressing young people's poor sun protection behaviours. A new study, published in the prestigious British Medical Journal, reveals for the first time that students will use - not avoid - shade if it is made available. Read more