BY assistant Prof Bruce Baer Arnold
TODAY politicians came together to share some sausage sizzles at the Parliament House for Cure Cancer Australia’s launch, “Summer of BARBECUREs”.
The launch saw members of parliament such as Tony Abbott, Tanya Plibersek and Barnaby Joyce, as well as Senator Zed Seselja work together to encourage Australians to host their very own “BARBECURE” and raise funds for cancer research.
Earlier this year, Cure Cancer Australia appointed Paul Hogan as its lead ambassador for the campaign.
Hogan says: “We’ve all lost a friend or a family member to cancer and it is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Only research will give us the breakthroughs we need to find a cure.
“I’m not a scientist but I can help raise awareness about the ground-breaking work they do.”
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare one Australian dies every 12 minutes from cancer.
The ‘Summer of BARBECUREs’ runs until the end of February 2017. Information via barbecure.com.au