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Leigh Turner

Teacher & photographer in Townsville

Great Wall v Brain Cancer: How I Trekked for a Cure and Photographed It


Leigh Turner is a Townsville teacher and photographer. This story details Leigh’s journey this year to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research. 

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"I still haven't found what I'm looking for..."

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2014

Stuart Brown gives a heart warming account of his life through running and how running has provided him with goals and ambitions far beyond what he originally thought was possible. After Stuart's Step-Dad passed away from cancer, he was left with the thought of running in search for the cure to cancer. Life events can lead you on new adventures, allowing you to meet new friends along the way. His search continues but his speech will stop you in your tracks.

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The Future of Cancer Care

@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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Understanding Cancer

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland

@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Ruth Guice is North Queensland’s Community Fundraising Officer for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, which has just turned 40…Let’s look back with “40 in 20”.

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That's the Good Cancer, Right?

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Let's be straight about a couple of things: 1) cancer sucks a giant Matzo ball if you've got it; and 2) it's hard to make chit-chat with someone who does have it. In this offbeat presentation, cancer survivor Dan Dean offers you the 9 do's and don'ts of how to interact with that special cancer patient in your life. The tips will keep your feet firmly on the ground (and not in your mouth) and help you be an amazing support to someone in treatment

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Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”

In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

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All of the Above: A no regrets approach to terminal cancer

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Ga Rick Lee shares the story of his father’s terminal brain cancer, and what happened when his family took the diagnosis into their own hands. The story is a deeply moving account about courage, perseverence, and most of all, love. 

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Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Torsten Koehler is a testicular cancer survivor, author of a book on the subject and founder of the awareness campaign “Love your Nuts". A student said to him once: ‘Thanks to you, I went to the doctor in time. You saved my life!’ Just by talking balls he is saving lives.

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@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

For her last day of radiation treatments, Becca had just one wish, to see #BeccaToldMeTo trending on social media, with people doing Random Acts of Kindness in her name. Amy Mathias will talk about how this wish came to be a world-wide phenomenon, not just on the day in question, but for some time afterwards... And how, with your help, we can keep this movement alive.