Warwick helps in record cancer fight

THANK you Warwick - together we are saving lives

As we head towards the end of 2015, we want to take time to acknowledge the important contribution of the Warwick community in helping Cancer Council Queensland with our mission to beat cancer.

The Warwick volunteer branch members have been outstanding advocates for our work, spending countless hours fundraising and raising awareness of cancer control.

From holding Australia's Biggest Morning Tea events to growing hope on Daffodil Day and walking the track at Relay For Life - Warwick locals have outdone themselves in support of CCQ this year.

Amongst many achievements, you've helped us break an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraising record of $2.5 million, and raised more than $28,000 at your local Relay For Life event in September.

Your continued support enables us to keep investing in ground-breaking cancer research, early detection and prevention programs, and support services for locals affected by cancer.

In 2015 we accommodated 4560 Queenslanders at our lodges, provided more than 2200 wigs and turbans to cancer patients, and provided face-to-face and telephone support for more than 4,700 people, including those living in Warwick.

Additionally, we've also invested around $14 million in cancer research, a vital step to reducing the burden of cancer in Queensland.

And we couldn't have done it without you Warwick. With your help we are making great progress, ensuring more Queenslanders can beat cancer.

With the festive season fast approaching, we now look forward to making an even greater difference in 2016.

We look forward to partnering with you again next year, and in turn supporting an estimated 2100 people who will be diagnosed with cancer in south-west Queensland in 2016.

A small donation of just $20 can help provide transport to regional Queenslanders accessing cancer treatment at a major centre. A donation of $50 can help to provide a wig or turban for a patient undergoing chemotherapy. A donation of $100 can help to fund counselling for a family who has been impacted by the disease.

Together we can make a difference.

On behalf of Cancer Council Queensland, we wish the Warwick community a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au or phone 13 11 20.

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