1 in 3 cases of cancer are preventable through healthy lifestyle changes.
Through Can4Cancer, the Commonwealth Bank aim to raise $2 million for critical cancer research.
For the month of October, the team are making a health pledge and raising funds to prevent and cure cancer.Join the health challenge
Can4Cancer 2018 aims to promote health and wellness to CommBank Group staff, raising awareness about cancer prevention and encouraging staff to have regular check ups.
We know that healthy living and regular check ups are not a cast-iron guarantee against cancer. But it certainly stacks the odds in your favour, by reducing your risk of developing the disease.
Cancer screening protects your health through early detection, even if you don't have symptoms. That's why the CommBank is encouraging their staff to make their health a priority and book a health check.
Reducing cancer risks
More than 13,000 cancer deaths each year are due to smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol, inadequate exercise or being overweight. We know that 1 in 3 cancers are preventable and that simple lifestyle changes can make a difference to people’s health outcomes.
We know that we can reduce our cancer risk by:
- Not smoking
- Keeping a healthy bodyweight
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
- Cutting back on alcohol
- Enjoying the sun safely
- Keeping active
We hope that the Can4Cancer ride, walks and Cancer Free Lifestyle campaign, as well as the health check ups, will promote health and wellbeing across CBA and minimise employees’ cancer risk.