Cancer Prevention is the most sustainable and effective way to reduce the human and financial burden of cancer.
Cancer is the #1 killer in Australia. Two in three Australian men and one in two Australian women WILL be affected by cancer by the age of 85.
I know what you are thinking... "This is just a statistic. Cancer happens to other people."
I thought the same way too.
What if I asked you to raise your hand if you know someone who had cancer, maybe is currently dealing with cancer or passed away because of it. In your immediate family, extended family, friends, work colleagues, the community of people you know and interact with regularly.
What if I asked you to raise the other hand if you can think of somebody else who had cancer, or is currently dealing with cancer or passed away because of it. In your immediate family, extended family, friends, work colleagues, your community.
What if I ask the same question in a room with hundreds of people.
How many hands do you think would be up?
Visualise this for a second.
Cancer has already happened to all of us.
... The thing is that it's also estimated that as much as one-third of all cancers could be prevented by simple lifestyle choices, mainly around nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and smoking. Prevention means not getting cancer ourselves in the first place, and therefore removing it also in our family and community.
Prevention speaks for taking back responsibility to outrun cancer.
That's what I believe in and we run for today.