Cancer Council is calling on Gold Coast locals to prepare to pop the kettle on this May in support of around 3400 locals who are diagnosed with cancer every year.
Registrations are now open for Gold Coast locals to gather, share and give as part of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 26.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift encouraged locals to save the date and fight back against cancer by hosting a morning tea anytime throughout May or June.
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“One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland – more than 26,000 people each year,” Ms Clift said.
“You can play a part in the fight against cancer by getting friends, family or workmates together to share a cuppa and delicious food, and donating to the cause.
“Our new-look website for 2016 has just gone live. We’re calling on Queenslanders to register as a host and set a date now, to make a difference in May.
“An Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea can be a simple morning tea in the office with workmates, at home with friends or family, in the community or at school.
“All funds raised are invested in Cancer Council Queensland’s vital research, patient support services and prevention and education programs across the state.”
Last year, Gold Coast locals raised more than $300,000 through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events, with 669 local hosts getting involved.
In 2016, Cancer Council hopes around 600 Gold Coast locals register to host an event, raising more than $300,000 for the fight against cancer.
Gold Coast locals can register to host a morning tea at biggestmorningtea.com.au or by texting MORNING to 0487 222 555.