Thanks vol­un­teers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

THIS week is Na­tional Volunteer Week, an op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge the tremen­dous con­tri­bu­tion of vol­un­teers to our com­mu­nity. Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land is for­tu­nate to have the sup­port of more than 1500 reg­is­tered vol­un­teers and many thou­sands more sup­port­ers who volunteer their time to our cam­paigns. In keep­ing with the “give happy, live happy” theme of NVW, this week we’re ask­ing all our vol­un­teers: what’s your why? We’re tak­ing the time to cel­e­brate why they started vol­un­teer­ing with CCQ, and thank­ing them for their drive and com­mit­ment to our vi­tal cause. With one Queens­lan­der di­ag­nosed with can­cer ev­ery 20 min­utes, the need has never been greater. While some volunteer out of a sense of duty and oth­ers en­joy the so­cial op­por­tu­nity, all vol­un­teers can be proud that they are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the fight against can­cer. There’s a role to suit ev­ery­one, from of­fice sup­port to fundrais­ing for sig­na­ture can­cer cam­paigns such as Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea or Daf­fodil Day – all Queens­lan­ders are welcome to be a part of our mis­sion. Reg­is­ter­ing is easy, just go to the ‘Be In­volved’ sec­tion at can­cerqld.org.au. Thank you for sup­port­ing our work – we couldn’t do it without you! Prof Jeff Dunn AO Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land CEO

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