Cuppa for a cause

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

THE weather is start­ing to get cooler, and the rain has been wel­come, so it’s the per­fect time to pour a cuppa to keep warm while rais­ing vi­tal funds to sup­port the work of Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land.

For the sixth year the Caloun­dra com­mu­nity will gather on May 24 for the Big­gest Morn­ing Tea which I will again host with the Ro­tary Club of Caloun­dra Pa­cific.

Re­cent data re­leased by the Can­cer Coun­cil’s Vier­tel Can­cer Re­search Cen­tre, can­cer di­ag­noses on the Sun­shine Coast have tripled in the past 30 years with the five most com­mon di­ag­nosed can­cers be­ing prostate, melanoma, breast, col­orec­tal and lung can­cer. How­ever it is also clear from the data re­leased that sur­vival rates for these can­cers are steadily im­prov­ing.

While events like the Big­gest Morn­ing Tea make for an en­joy­able morn­ing with friends, they also play an im­por­tant role in rais­ing aware­ness of preven­tion and early di­ag­noses.

Raise a cuppa on May 24, 8.30am for 9am morn­ing tea, at the CCSA Hall, 1 Nut­ley St, Caloun­dra.

To regis­ter ring 5329 4100.

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