Cancer Council volunteers will be collecting signatures at Relay for LIfe

Illawarra Cancer Council advocate Brian Baird, Wollongong MP Paul Scully and Cancer Council community programs co-ordinator Emma Swords show their support for the Saving Life 2019 campaign. Picture: Supplied
Illawarra Cancer Council advocate Brian Baird, Wollongong MP Paul Scully and Cancer Council community programs co-ordinator Emma Swords show their support for the Saving Life 2019 campaign. Picture: Supplied

Visitors to Wollongong’s Relay for Life this weekend will be asked to sign a postcard to support the Cancer Council’s Saving Life 2019 campaign.

It’s part of Cancer Council pre-election campaign, which is calling on the next NSW Government to take action to reduce the impact of cancer in the community.

The campaign points out how state government can protect the community from tobacco, tackle childhood obesity, and support people with lymphoedema.

“We are encouraging community members to attend Beaton Park this weekend to learn more about Saving Life 2019 and sign a postcard that demonstrates their support for the campaign,” Cancer Council community advocate Shareen Verdon said. 

“Our local members for parliament, who received the Saving Life 2019 priorities last month, will then be given these postcards as evidence of local community support.

“We’ll also ask the MP to share these with the Premier, so the Government understands there is support across NSW.”

Emma Swords, community programs co-ordinator at Cancer Council’s southern office said volunteers would collecting signatures at Relay. 

“Saving Life 2019 outlines the most important opportunities for the next NSW Government to reduce the impact of cancer on the community,” she said.

“With the community’s support, we can influence decision-making and get one step closer to a cancer-free future.”

For more information about the campaign or to sign an online postcard, visit canact.com.au

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