LIVESTRONG-Global Cancer Campaign launch
Lance Armstrong launched the LIVESTRONG 'Global Cancer Campaign' just prior to the start of the TourDown Under in Adelaide on 19 January 2009. This is a campaign to make cancer a global priority; a cancer initiative being promoted by the Lance Armstrong Foundation (http://www.livestrong.org/) and taken world-wide through Lance’s comeback to cycling.
The Go Public: Global Community Conversations on Cancer Control initiative was launched on World Cancer Day February 4th, 2009.
Go Public asked volunteers worldwide to hold 'Cancer Conversations' and submit a summary of each 'cancer conversation' to contribute to an international report. A toolkit of online resources was provided to assist with this.
Overwhelming participation from volunteer-hosts between February, 4th and June 15th 2009 resulted in:
- 2,341 participants involved in
- 201 conversations
- from 29 countries in
- 12 languages
Commitments submitted by Cancer Voices in Australia by 1 June 09 were:
- Cycle for Cancer – Community ride
Establish a cycling event with cancer awareness as a key objective.
- Australian Aboriginal cancer conversations
Conduct cancer conversations with Aboriginal Australians to understand their perspectives, cultural and other concerns and ask their solutions for their communities ‘cancer outcomes’ gap.
- Australian Cancer Consumers Charter
Develop and publish National Cancer Consumers Charter, in collaboration with other national cancer groups.
- On-line cancer advocacy in Australia
Pilot online 2-way communications for cancer advocacy in South Australia in 2009, with national roll-out in 2010/11