Each year more than 140 Queensland kids are diagnosed with cancer and around 20 lose their lives to the disease. Lights for Lucy aims to raise much needed funds as well as awareness for childhood cancer and shares the story of 11 year old Lucy Newman from Jimboomba who has been battling leukaemia for the past two years.
New research from Cancer Council Australia has revealed half of weekend sunburns occur while Aussies are going about their every day activities - turning our backyards into sunburn hotspots. Katie Clift from the Cancer Council Queensland explains that incidental sunburns from activities such as gardening, chores around the backyard, enjoying picnics in the park and even passive past times such as reading, are all contributing to skin damage. Ms Clift says “The rate of sunburn during everyday activities dwarfs the 29 per cent of adults sunburned at the beach, lake or pool, as well as the 21 per cent sunburned playing sport or taking part in other active recreation.”