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Relay For Life celebrates 10 years in Australia

Thursday 16 April 2009
Relay For Life, the Cancer Council's largest fundraising event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Australia, and to mark this significant milestone a special event is being held at Federation Square, 8am-2pm on Thursday 16 April.

New data reveals a key way to reduce smoking rates, and save money

Wednesday 15 April 2009
Almost three-quarters of smokers (74%) say they would try to quit the habit if cigarette prices increased by 50% according to new research released today.

Cancer Council makes life-saving bowel cancer tests available to all Victorians over 50

Tuesday 7 April 2009
Bowel cancer kills 80 Australians every week. However, if detected early enough, nearly all cases could be cured. That's the message behind Cancer Council Victoria's initiative to make bowel cancer screening accessible to all Victorians over 50.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea helps locals in need

Monday 6 April 2009
One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every 5 minutes, but with the Cancer Council Victoria‘s Australia's Biggest Morning Tea coming up this May, it could take as little as 5 minutes to help save a life.

Health groups slam Coca-Cola for misleading consumers

Thursday 2 April 2009
Coca-Cola will be required to set the record straight and correct any potentially misleading impressions given by its 'Myth Busting' campaign. Peak health groups have heralded the announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as a wake up call for junk food manufacturers who hide behind marketing spin to suggest their products aren't unhealthy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Latrobe Valley Relay For Life postponed

Thursday 26 February 2009
Cancer Council Victoria and the local Relay For Life Volunteer Organising Committee today announced the postponement of the Latrobe Valley Relay For Life event. Initially scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 March, the event will now be held in Latrobe Valley in March of 2010.
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