Get charging in March to beat cancer

Next month Dubbo locals are encouraged to get moving and fundraise to help beat cancer by signing up to the Cancer Council’s the March Charge.

Inspiration: Dubbo's Trish Taylor took part in last year's The March Charge. Photo: Belinda Soole

Inspiration: Dubbo's Trish Taylor took part in last year's The March Charge. Photo: Belinda Soole

Vital funds raised from The March Charge will help support Cancer Council’s ground-breaking cancer research across all cancers, provide practical and emotional support and information for anyone affected by cancer, and run prevention programs to reduce cancer in the community.

Last year Dubbo local Trish Taylor participated in the fundraiser  with the aim of raising awareness of cancer and encourage more people to get moving.

Ms Taylor is a cancer survivor who actively supports the NSW Cancer Council, Dragons Abreast and the I Care for Palliative Care campaign, to name a few.

The fundraiser allows participants to Charge as an individual or join other Chargers and compete as a team.

The March Charge supports thousands of people diagnosed with cancer each year and helps reduce your own cancer risk.

Around 37,000 Australian cancer cases – or 1 in 3 cancers – could be avoided each year through a number of lifestyle changes.

These include regular physical exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight and enjoying a healthy diet.

Join The March Charge, fundraise for Cancer Council, reduce your cancer risk and feel the Charge you get when you tell cancer where to go.

To sign up to be a Charger please visit www.themarchcharge.com.au

Or for more details on the Cancer Council head to www.cancer.org.au

When the Mailbox Shopper last checked the March Charge website last Thursday, there were 1550 people Charging and $51,437 raised so far across Australia.