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How you can end men’s cancers this Blue September

Blue September is a month dedicated to raising awareness of the risks that cancers pose to men. The campaign encourages men to stay diligent about their health and helps to raise funds for world-class research into the prevention, treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most common cancers affecting men.

In Australia, one in two Australian men will get cancer in their lifetime – that’s 20% more men than women who will be touched by this terrible disease. Despite this statistic, men often tend to have a bad track record when it comes to looking after their own health.

This is why we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating or remembering the men who are important to you and encourage them to start thinking about their health and family histories with cancer. There are lots of great ways you can get involved to help prevent cancer in men:

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Edited in September 2018: You can support our current Men’s Cancer Month campaign here.

Running season is upon us!

city2surf, running, marathons, teams, charity, cancer research, running for the cure, cancer fundraising, It’s time to tie up those laces and get into a rhythm. There are four great running events coming up in locations across Australia.

If you’re a seasoned runner we hope that you’ll consider running for the ACRF in your next event because it’s runners like you that help fund critical cancer research. And if you’re brand new we want to encourage you to become not just any athlete, but the one that will end cancer.

When you join the ACRF running team you join an amazing group of individuals, some that have run over 10 marathons in a year! The ACRF will also be there to encourage you along the way, providing you with a wealth of resources to help you reach your goals.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact run@acrf.com.au or click here.

Best of luck!

Mother’s Day gift ideas: 3 simple ways to show your mum how special she is

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Behind every wonderful human being is an even more amazing mother. May 10th is a special day for recognising them and it’s just around the corner!

It can be tough to find a way to thank our mums for standing tall and showing us that it is possible to be strong and gentle at the same time. They inspire us, ground us and support us endlessly. So how can we show them they are appreciated in more ways than they will ever know?

At the ACRF, we believe that the best gift you can give to your mum for Mother’s Day is your time. So here are some simple yet unique ideas of things you can do:

  1. Volunteer with her doing something she loves. She’ll get an extra dose of appreciation from the people she is helping.
  2. Get her an Entertainment Book! It’s full of deals on things you could do together.
  3. Or make an in-celebration donation to cancer research, a gift that will help protect her health and yours through world class research in prevention, diagnosis and cure. The ACRF can provide you with a selection of cards and cancer research ribbons, as a way of honouring and acknowledging your generous contribution to cancer research.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure she feels the love – she showered you with it all your life after all!

Chris runs a marathon of marathons to support those fighting cancer

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Australia with an estimated 43,700 people succumbing to it each year.*

So what can one person do help so many who are fighting cancer?

Adelaide local, Chris Glacken answers with “anything and everything you can,” and has challenged himself to run 24 marathons in 24 months to help raise funds for cancer research.

Several of Chris’ close friends and family members, including his father, have been recently diagnosed with cancer. This motivated him to find a way to join in their battle against this terrible disease.

His mission now, for his 24 marathon conquest, is to have the “courage to start, strength to endure, and resolve to finish”.

“This may be a tough and expensive gig but the satisfaction gained from having a go at raising much needed funds for the ACRF makes it all worthwhile,” says Chris.

This adventure is just one of many fundraising efforts that he and his wife Grace have organised over the years, raising around $4,200. His target for marathon donations this year is $15,000. And if he reaches his target, Chris, his wife, and their incredible supporters will have contributed a whopping $20,000.00 in just a few years: fighting cancer through research.

Chris began his marathon of marathons last year at the Cadbury Hobart Marathon in January and will continue to participate in races across the country with his final race ending in Portland, Victoria in November 2015.

His every step is helping cancer scientists get closer to preventing, diagnosing and finding a cure for cancer, so we encourage anyone and everyone to cheer him on!

To follow him on his journey or to donate click here.

* https://acrf.com.au/on-cancer/cancer-statistics-australia/ (2015)

 

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