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Cancer Council aims to keep teens cool with 2013 eftpos Giveback donation

Cancer Council has been named as one of two beneficiaries of the 2013 eftpos Giveback donation.

Cancer Council and Diabetes Australia will share in $2 million through the Giveback donation, with Cancer Council funding a new program to build shade structures at selected high schools across the country.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said skin cancer was a continuing threat to all Australians. ?Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Two in three Australians get skin cancer by the age of 70 and around 2000 Australians die of skin cancer each year.?

Professor Olver said Cancer Council was excited to be working with eftpos on such an innovative campaign. ?By offering more Australian high school students shade protection during their teenage years, we can reduce their risk of developing skin cancer now and later in life.?

Stephanie Rice, Australian Olympian and Cancer Council ambassador, also welcomed the initiative. ?There are a lot of great things about growing up in Australia ? the sunshine, swimming and the great outdoors. But our lifestyle and weather also means we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Melanoma is the most common cancer in young people aged 12-24. Thanks to eftpos, we now have the chance to help Aussie teens reduce their skin cancer risk.? 

eftpos CEO, Mr Bruce Mansfield, said Cancer Council, along with Diabetes Australia, led the online poll which showed strong community support for disease prevention, management and medical research. 

 In lead up to Christmas, Australians will be asked to support the eftpos Giveback by pressing CHQ or SAV at the checkout.

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