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30 Nov 2011

Ounce of prevention update

This month, Cath tells us how she went from a size 24 to a size 14. Inspired? Learn the secret to maintaining a healthy weight.

Sid the Seagull met HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark last week. Find out why our Sid has been rubbing shoulders with royalty. And we need your help: thousands of Australians will die unnecessarily unless the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is expanded. Please lend your voice to this cause.

Success story: Cath goes from size 24 to 14

Cath Batchelor was 115kg and a size 24. It was a visit to the doctor and her third high blood pressure reading that gave Cath the final push. Over the last two and half years Cath has turned her life around.

She's currently training for her first marathon. Read on to discover how Cath's come so far.

Behind the news: Sid Seagull meets HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Sid Seagull SunSmart launched its summer campaign in the company of the Premier of Victoria and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Denmark last week. The new summer campaign tells the story of Wes Bonny, a 26-year-old who died from melanoma last year.

This moving story, told through the eyes of Wes's family and friends, aims to raise awareness of the importance of being SunSmart and the dangers of incidental tanning.

Watch the Wes Bonny video and read an account of the day from our royal correspondent.

Take action: Help to expand the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Fingers typing on a keyboardThousands of Australians will die unnecessarily unless the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is expanded in the 2012-13 federal budget.

What's especially tragic about so many people dying from bowel cancer is that in 90 per cent of cases, it can be cured if found in the early stages.

You can make a difference by emailing your local MP. Find out how.

How to: Maintain a healthy weight

Green apple with tape measureIn a nutshell, maintaining a healthy weight is about getting the balance right between what you eat and how physically active you are. Input vs output. But we know it's not always that easy.

Have a look at our fabulous tips.

Get the latest news from Cut Your Cancer Risk team on our blog.

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