We’ve signed up to the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run to support women with breast cancer.
We're raising funds to support women with breast cancer now and into the future by funding breast cancer research that focuses on improving survival rates, working toward a world where ALL women diagnosed with breast cancer survive. As little as $10 can make a profound impact and take some of the stress off women with breast cancer and their families. Will you help us?
About the RadioActive team members:
We're two 3rd year Radiation Therapy students at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) studying to plan and deliver radiation therapy to treat patients with cancer. A large portion of the patients we treat are women diagnosed with breast cancer. We're especially passionate about taking part in the RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run to contribute to funding the research needed to improve current treatments of breast cancer, as well as supporting these strong women!
Just a little insight into radiation therapy, it is a non-invasive technique that can be used before or after surgery to remove cancerous cells in the breast and extended areas (armpit, neck, lymph nodes) to reduce the risk of breast cancer reoccurring. It is also used to relieve pain in these areas to improve the quality of life of these women.
Behind the team name RadioActive:
We’ve chosen the team name “RadioActive” as it combines the name of a common treatment of breast cancer, radiation therapy, with the concept of being physically active. It reflects how we see ourselves having a positive impact on patients with breast cancer, both through us studying to be able to treat and care for these patients, as well as participating in physically demanding events such as the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Jas And Andy