Shoalhaven Cancer Council volunteers are calling on the next NSW Government to take action to reduce the impact of cancer in the community.
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The call is part of Cancer Council’s pre-election campaign, Saving Life 2019, which was recently launched recently and will run until the NSW election on March 23 2019.
Cancer Council’s Community Programs Coordinator, Jarrod Flynn, presented State Member for the South Coast, Shelley Hancock, with the Saving Life 2019 election priorities document at the launch.
The document details cancer issues affecting the community.
“We have achieved so much to reduce cancer rates but there is much more we need to do,” Mr Flynn said.
“We’re campaigning to address issues that will help create a cancer free future.”
Saving Life 2019 addresses three key areas where the State Government can make a big impact on.
This includes protecting the community from tobacco, tackling childhood obesity, and supporting people with lymphoedema.
“Every day in NSW, more than 120 people hear the words ‘you’ve got cancer’ and too many families lose someone they love,” Mr Flynn said.
“The next NSW Government has the power to reduce the number of people who will get cancer and ensure that people who experience cancer get the support they need.”
Visit canact.com.au to join the Saving Life 2019 campaign.
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