Support the Virtual Walk Against Cancer: Letters | The Northwest Star

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Dear Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Council Queensland is proud to virtually host our annual Walk for Women’s Cancers event this year to support Queensland women living with cancer. Queenslanders can support fundraising this year by registering to walk 18km or their own distance between Saturday September 25th and Friday October 1st. The theme of the Walk for Women’s Cancers will focus on uniting, celebrating and remembering loved ones touched by female cancer. Every week, 18 Queensland women die from female cancer. One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer in her lifetime. All funds raised through the Walk for Women’s Cancers go towards life-saving research, prevention and support services to ensure that no woman faces cancer alone. I urge the people of Queensland to get involved in this year’s Women’s Cancer Walk to support Queensland women living with cancer. Register to participate in the Walk Against Women’s Cancers event and enjoy a fun day and exercise while making a difference. Registration for the walk is free and participants receive a free tutu when they raise their first $ 30. On behalf of the Cancer Council Queensland, I would like to personally thank the people of Queensland for their continued support. Every minute, every hour, every day, The Cancer Council Queensland is helping to reduce the burden of cancer on Queenslanders. To register a team for the Women’s Cancer Walk, please visit www.walkforwomen.org.au. If you or a loved one needs support following a cancer diagnosis, please call 13 11 20 or visit cancerqld.org.au. Ms Chris McMillan CEO, Cancer Council Queensland As people continue to suffer from the mental health effects of the pandemic, the Red Cross reminds readers that there are things they can do now to regain control and prepare for the inevitable disasters to come. New research from the Australian Red Cross has found that the mental health of two in five Australians has been affected by Covid, and a similar number say they have less hope for the future. Some 37% feel less safe and secure. This week is our annual campaign to encourage people to prepare for disasters because the better prepared people are, the better their experience when disaster inevitably strikes. Better preparation also leads to better recovery. There are great resources on the Red Cross website www.redcross.org.au/prepare, including steps to create your own emergency plan, to download the Red Cross Get Prepared app. , a survival kit, a list of emergency contacts, a list of souvenirs, information to help you. manage stress and more. As disaster season quickly approaches, we strongly encourage people to start thinking now about how they are going to get out of this. Your mental health will be better for it. Garry Page Director Australian Red Cross Qld! In no time at all, the Taliban in Afghanistan dressed all the women in public, fully covered in burqas. of iron. The Taliban deny women a social profile and a voice. They are then subjected to all kinds of abuse, without anyone defending them in public or in private. Men are empowered and dominate all of Afghan society. Eloise Rowe Tannum Sands

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