Cancer Council Qld thanks our many thousands of volunteers.
Cancer Council Qld thanks our many thousands of volunteers. Tom Gillespie

LETTER: Thank you for helping us fight cancer

TODAY is International Volunteer Day (December 5), an opportunity for Cancer Council Queensland to thank and celebrate the many thousands of volunteers in our community who contribute to cancer control.

The theme for International Volunteer Day this year is 'Global Applause' - and we're giving a standing ovation to Queenslanders who volunteer in the fight against cancer.

We are proud to have the support of more than 1400 registered volunteers in Queensland, as well as many thousands more who volunteer on an occasional basis.   

Without their passion and dedication we simply could not do what we do.

From cancer support to admin and fundraising, every volunteer makes a difference in the fight against cancer, showing they care about those in the community whose lives have been devastated by the disease.

They are quiet achievers and unsung heroes, giving generously of their time to provide a shining light for others in their darkest hour.

One Queenslander is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes - all of us know someone who has been impacted.

If you would like to show you care, consider volunteering, I can promise it's a rewarding pursuit.

To find out more, call 13 11 20 or go to and click on 'Be Involved'.

Help us continue our mission for all Queenslanders, all cancers.

Prof Jeff Dunn AO
CEO, Cancer Council Queensland

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