Thank you

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

I AM writ­ing to­day to thank the thou­sands of Queens­lan­ders who raised their cups for a cancer-free fu­ture dur­ing May.

More than 4600 Aus­tralian Big­gest Morn­ing Tea hosts gath­ered peo­ple to­gether in homes, schools, of­fices and com­mu­nity cen­tres across the state to help us raise more than $2.2 mil­lion to help ease the bur­den of cancer.

One per­son is di­ag­nosed with cancer ev­ery 20 min­utes in Queens­land – the length of an av­er­age tea break.

We all know some­one who has been af­fected by the dis­ease.

Through the sim­ple act of host­ing or at­tend­ing a morn­ing tea, you have pro­vided vi­tal hope to all Queens­lan­ders af­fected by cancer.

Ev­ery dol­lar raised through Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea will go to­wards life­sav­ing cancer re­search, pre­ven­tion pro­grams and sup­port ser­vices.

If you haven’t hosted a morn­ing tea yet – it’s not too late. Visit www.biggest­morn­ingtea.c or call 1300 65 65 85 to reg­is­ter and host an event any­time in June.

With your gen­eros­ity, we can be there for all Queens­lan­ders, ev­ery minute, ev­ery hour, ev­ery day.

For more in­for­ma­tion Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land visit www.can­ au or phone 13 11 20 for in­for­ma­tion and sup­port.

— Ms Chris McMil­lan CEO, Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land — Leisa Bourne Di­rec­tor, Red Cross in Queens­land dan­ger to our un­der­ground water and the 80 re­gional com­mu­ni­ties de­pen­dent on bore water, to agri­cul­ture, to the sur­vival of the Doongmab­ulla Springs, and to the ecosys­tems and bio­di­ver­sity de­pen­dent on the Springs. — Chris­tine Carlisle Oo­ralea

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