LETTERS: Qld women urged to prioritise their own health
QUEENSLAND WOMEN URGED TO PRIORITISE THEIR HEALTH
I am writing as this week (September 7 - 11) marks Women's Health Week for 2020.
We are urging Queensland women to prioritise their health this Women's Health Week.
One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with a women's cancer by the age of 85. We're determined to reduce this number, but we need your help.
We need you to prioritise your health. Think about ways you can reduce your cancer risk by eating healthy, exercising regularly and being sun safe.
It also involves getting regular health check-ups, screening and being aware of changes in your body to detect cancer early.
This Women's Health Week, I encourage Queenslanders to support those in the community affected by women's cancers by raising funds through hosting a Girls' Night In event.
All people have to do to get involved is set a date, lock their girlfriends in for a catch up and donate what they would have spent on a night out.
In the current climate, it is more important than ever to check in with your loved ones. Queenslanders can host a Girls' Night In over video chat and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by women's cancers.
All funds raised through Girls' Night In goes towards lifesaving research, support and prevention programs for those impacted by women's cancers.
Going through cancer and need support? Our support and information team are here for you, call 13 11 20.
For more information on Girls' Night In, please visit, www.cancercouncilfundraising.com.au/girls-night-in.
Ms Chris McMillan
CEO, Cancer Council Queensland
SMS TO THE EDITOR
TD. Great job on the road works on Matthew Flinders drive Cooee Bay, it's a pity it did not continue right around full length of the road especially around Wreck Point. That road is so rough and narrow it's dangerous, being a tourist drive it would be an asset to have the road perfect.
Anon. For those in control, waiting at the traffic lights at Bunnings recently I couldn't believe how untidy the creek beside Amart was and how high the grass on the median strip was. Not a good look for visitors to Rockhampton. A bit of thought to the approach to the city from the North on how to spruce it up would be good.
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