Get beardy or hairy for Decembeard

Get beardy or hairy for Decembeard

Health Weeks

22-12-2021

Bowel Cancer Australia’s hair-raising fundraiser encouraging you to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer.
 
Face, head, legs, body – if it’s hair – let it grow or let it go!
 
Get beardy or hairy (anywhere) – the options are limitless, and the choice is yours.

  • Grow a beard or some chin stubble and promote your facial hair
  • Dye, decorate shave or trim your precious hair and create something amazing
  • Fake some luscious locks or make a hair-inspired creation
  • Donate the amount you spend on shaving/grooming or by skipping your next waxing appointment
You can join the hair-wagon any time, so what are you waiting for?
 
Decembeard Grow a Beard
 

World Aids Day

World Aids Day

Health Weeks

29-11-2021

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Read more here 

It’s National Skin Cancer Action Week

It’s National Skin Cancer Action Week

Health Weeks

23-11-2021

Time for a quick ‘Did you know?’
☀️Skin cancer is Australia’s most common cancer. Around 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer every year. (In 2020, there were 291 deaths from melanoma in Victoria alone.)
☀️Studies suggest that up to 95% of melanomas are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation.
☀️ You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by using the 5 sun protection measures: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide.
☀️ The earlier skin cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
☀️ You can detect skin cancers early by:
1️⃣ Getting familiar with your skin and checking it regularly – if you find any new, unusual or changing spots visit your GP right away
2️⃣ Having an annual skin check with your GP.
So, book in for your annual skin check with your GP today.
 

Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung Cancer Awareness

Health Weeks

08-11-2021

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important time of the year, that brings the community together to help provide awareness, and to inform and educate people on the signs and symptoms of the disease. It is the fifth most common cancer in Australia, with around 12,000 Australians diagnosed each year.

In 2015, 11,788 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in Australia, this equates to nearly 9% of all cancers that were diagnosed that year. In 2016, 8410 deaths were caused by lung cancer in Australia.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month | Lung Cancer

Do you know the signs of a heart attack?

Do you know the signs of a heart attack?

Health Weeks

04-10-2021

In Australia, over 700,000 people live with heart disease. It’s not just men who suffer the effects of heart disease. Women are three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
Do you know the signs of a heart attack? Every 10 minutes an Australian suffers a heart attack. It’s important to know the symptoms and what to do if you or someone you know experiences a heart attack.
Symptoms vary and are not always obvious. There may be pain in the centre of the chest that travels to other parts of the body, such as the neck, arm, jaw or back. You may feel short of breath, nauseous, dizzy, or lightheaded. Remember, not all heart attacks are the same and symptoms can vary.
If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, it is important to:
🛑 STOP what you are doing
🗣️ TALK to someone to explain the situation
☎️ CALL emergency services.
With a heart attack, every minute counts.

ℹ️ For more information on heart attacks, visit: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/…/condi…/heart-attack

 

Footy Colours Day – Make a difference!

Footy Colours Day – Make a difference!

Health Weeks

27-08-2021

Footy Colours Day is a great way to bring your community together for a bit of footy fun (or friendly rivalry) while making a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Join thousands of other workplaces and schools by wearing your footy colours this September!

 

 

National Stroke Week 2 – 8 August 2021

National Stroke Week 2 – 8 August 2021

Health Weeks

13-08-2021

 

This year, we are asking you to join our community and be ‘United by Stroke’ by learning the F.A.S.T. (Face. Arms. Speech. Time) signs of stroke. Register for National Stroke Week and raise awareness of the signs of stroke. Read more here

 
 

It’s Red Nose Day on Friday 13th August

It’s Red Nose Day on Friday 13th August

Health Weeks

30-07-2021

Red Nose Day is major fundraising and awareness campaign for Red Nose. The First Red Nose Day was held in 1988 in Australia and since then it has become a beloved day for Australians to get silly and fundraise to help save little lives and support families.

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