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Dear Supporter

It's been a busy month here at Prevention-land. We launched a shocking new ad that shows how you can gain over 5 kilos a year by drinking one can of soft drink a day. We also held a forum of leading public health experts to discuss how to address Australians' high consumption of sugary drink. Cairin took on a marathon, and melanoma patient Nathan Jones' wife wrote a beautiful blog reflecting on how cancer affected their family.

Thanks for your continued support.
The Cut Your Cancer Risk Team

Man drinking cup of fatShocking new ad launched
Check out this new ad from Rethink Sugary Drink. We promise you'll never look at a soft drink can the same way again.

Nathan Jones's family12 months on: My wife's perspective
Melanoma affects families, not just the person who is diagnosed. Read this touching blog post by stage 4 melanoma patient Nathan Jones' wife.

Man runningHow to run a marathon
Five years ago, I wouldn't even run for a tram, let alone around the block! Fast forward to 2013 and I'm crossing the finish line of the Melbourne Marathon, proving that anything is possible. So how does one go from zero to 42.2km?

rethinksugarydrink.org.auTime to rethink the next steps
Earlier this month, leading public health experts came together for the first time to discuss the growing health risks of Australians' high consumption of sugary drinks, and possible steps to address it.

Healthy tip
Free SunSmart app
This must-have app lets you know when you do and don't need sun protection, making it easy to avoid the lobster look this summer!
Watch the video

FAQs
Smoking and mental health: what's the issue?
While around 18% of the Australian population smoke, among people experiencing mental illness the smoking rate balloons to 32%.
Read more

Mythbusting
I only need to have Pap tests if I'm having sex
All women aged between 18 and 70 who have ever been sexually active (even if they're not currently) should have a Pap test every two years.
Read more

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