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Sponsor our girls through dry July - the non alcoholic version!

July 23, 2017

Sponsor our girls through dry July - the non alcoholic version!

This year the Advanced Skin Spa and Ettalong Diggers Gym & Swim Team are participating in Dry July! We are aware that this is traditionally a month with no alcohol but we are mixing it up a bit by giving up our everyday favourite luxuries. Each girl has picked one thing that she will find hard to do without and is going the whole of July without that chosen luxury in order to raise money for the Dry July foundation. 

We have chosen to be a part of the Dry July Foundation and raise money for those effected by cancer. This unfortunately is a disease close to many of us and has effected the majority of our girls in one way or another. This horrible disease is only growing and we need to do all we can to stop the rise of lives effected - so if going without our favourite food or beverage for a month will help encourage people to support and donate then this is a small price for us to pay.

Cancer is a diverse group of several hundred diseases in which some of the body’s cells become abnormal and begin to multiply out of control. The abnormal cells can invade and damage the tissue around them, and spread to other parts of the body, causing further damage and in some cases eventually death. 

here are a few facts to help you understand just why we need to help:

  • Estimated number of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017 so far:

         134,174 =  72,169 males +  62,005 females

  • Estimated number of deaths from cancer in 2017

         47,753 =  27,076 males +  20,677 females

  • People living with cancer at the end of 2012 (diagnosed in the 5 year period 2008 to 2012)

         410,530

In 2013 alone, there were 124,465 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia (68,936 males and 55,529 females). In 2017, it is estimated that 134,174 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (72,169 males and 62,005 females).

In 2017, it is estimated that the risk of an individual being diagnosed with cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 2 (1 in 2 males and 1 in 2 females).

Estimated most common cancers diagnosed in 2017

Cancer type

New cases 2017

% of all new cancers 2017

Breast

17,730

13.2

Breast (among females)

17,586

28.4

Colorectal (bowel)

16,682

12.4

Prostate (among males)

16,665

23.1

Melanoma

13,941

10.4

Lung

12,434

9.3

 

In 2014, there were 44,171 deaths from cancer in Australia (24,718 males and 19,453 females). In 2017, it is estimated that this will increase to 47,753 deaths (27,076 males and 20,677 females).

In 2017, the risk of an individual dying from cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 5 (1 in 4 males and 1 in 6 females).

At the end of 2012, there were 106,340 people living who had been diagnosed with cancer that year, 410,530 people who had been diagnosed with cancer in the previous 5 years (from 2008 to 2012) and 994,605 people living had been diagnosed with cancer in the previous 31 years (from 1982 to 2012).

As you can see these figures are shocking - they really bring home the bigger battle we have to face as a population so every little really does help. 

We need to not only support the victims of cancer but their loved ones. We really hope you can help out the Dry July Foundation by leaving a donation and support our Team! 

Click the link below to show your support and to learn more about the Dry July Foundation.

https://www.dryjuly.com/users/advanced-skin-spa-staff

Thank you  from all the girls here at the spa and gym

xxx

Facts take from cancerastralia.gov.au




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