Gutsy Kids Help Cancer Research

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By: juggernautPT pty ltd  12-Apr-2013
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Australia’s primary and high school kids are being encouraged to participate in this year’s Gutsy Challenge which asks them to eat fruit and vegetables for one week to raise money for gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer research, while promoting the health benefits of a healthy diet. The Gutsy Challenge, run by the GI Cancer Institute, is the only national healthy eating program for children in Australia and its focus is to encourage kids to establish healthy eating habits. All monies raised help fund GI cancer research. Melisa Shishkin, education marketing officer at the GI Cancer Institute said; ‘With 26 Australians dying each day and over 20,000 Australians diagnosed with GI cancer each year, it is the most common form of cancer. GI cancer occurs in the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas or bowel. Less than 50 per cent of people diagnosed with GI cancer live beyond five years. The Gutsy Challenge helps the GI Cancer Institute fund ground-breaking research to save, extend and improve the quality of life for people with gastro-intestinal cancer.’ Children can either seek sponsorship to eat two fruit and four vegetables each day for a week and as they raise money they can win great prizes, or the school may choose to hold an out-of-uniform day and ask students to donate a gold coin to support cancer research. Shishkin continued ‘In Australia 500,000 primary school aged children are either overweight or obese. As they grow, obesity climbs to over 50 per cent which can lead to ongoing health problems like gastrointestinal cancer. Lifestyle factors, such as a diet low in fruit and vegetables, as well as reduced physical activity, increases the risk of cancers.’ ‘By conducting research in Australia, cancer patients can access new treatment methods three to five years earlier than if the research was conducted overseas, so it is vital that we raise money to fund it.’ For more information on getting your kids and local schools involved in The Gutsy Challenge, which runs from March until the end of November each year, visit www.gutsychallenge.com.

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