Thanks to vol­un­teers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

I AM writ­ing to thank all Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land vol­un­teers, and em­pha­sise their im­por­tance this Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week (May 18-24).

Vol­un­teers are a vi­tal part of

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land, and their support al­lows us to in­vest in vi­tal can­cer re­search, pre­ven­tion pro­grams and pa­tient support ser­vices.

The theme for Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week 2020 is ‘Chang­ing com­mu­ni­ties, chang­ing lives’ which speaks to the dif­fer­ence that ev­ery vol­un­teer makes when they ded­i­cate their time to a good cause.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land val­ues its vol­un­teers across all our ser­vices, from trans­port to treat­ment driv­ers to our fundrais­ing vol­un­teers who sell fresh flow­ers and pins on Daf­fodil Day.

Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week is a spe­cial op­por­tu­nity to hon­our those that give their time, en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm to en­sure Queens­lan­ders af­fected by can­cer have hope and support.

It is es­pe­cially im­por­tant to shine a light on our vol­un­teers dur­ing this time and recog­nise their ded­i­ca­tion to pro­vid­ing support through­out the cur­rent global pan­demic. We are sim­ply in awe of the spirit and pas­sion demon­strated through these times.

We wouldn’t be able to work to­wards a can­cer free fu­ture without our vol­un­teers, and their com­mit­ment to the cause en­ables us to re­duce the bur­den of can­cer on the 29,000 Queens­lan­ders who are di­ag­nosed with can­cer each year.

Their support not only changes and saves lives, our vol­un­teers also make a pos­i­tive im­pact on our com­mu­ni­ties, pro­vid­ing lo­cal ser­vices across Queens­land.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land al­ways wel­comes new vol­un­teers to help across the or­gan­i­sa­tion, from can­cer support roles to fundrais­ing mem­bers.

Can­cer Coun­cil, Queens­land

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