Australian Youth Against Cancer (AYAC) was established in 2010 and aims to raise money to be donated to organisations involved in the treatment, research and prevention of cancer.
The charity was founded by our President Chris Boyd who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at 20 years of age in 2009.
The AYAC’s connection with youth is an important aspect of our charity. Cancer is not a disease that just affects older Australians. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare article Young Australians: Their Health & Wellbeing 2007 reported that between 1993 and 2002, the annual cancer incidence rate increased by 10 per cent in the 12-24 year old category.
AYAC hopes to run major appeals to generate donations and focus our efforts on raising awareness of the incidence of cancer in young Australians.
Our first appeal will take place in late 2010 with two of our members, Chris Boyd and Ian Bacon, to kayak the Murray River, Australia’s longest river. Proceeds from this appeal will be donated to Lifehouse, Sydney’s new Cancer Centre, to go into the research, treatment and prevention of cancer.
Display Cabinets for Home
Your home is a central gathering place for the whole family. You want it to always look its best and have beautiful furniture that makes a statement. This is why many homeowners are purchasing display cabinets for their dining areas. This piece of furniture may seem like an unnecessary item, but it’ll get a lot more use than you think.
Display Cabinet by Metro Display are specific for holding items in an enclosed area. This makes display cabinets perfect for storing your china, decorations and glassware. You’ll find that the items in the cabinet don’t have to be dusted as often as things you have on open shelves. This makes display cabinets a wonderful addition to any home, especially when they’re used in the dining room.
To shop for the right display cabinets, you’ll need to know what sized cabinet you’ll need and what color it needs to be in. It’s recommended that you match the display cabinet with the other furniture in the room. For instance, if your dining area has cherry wood furnishings, you’ll want to look for display cabinets in a cherry finish. You can also shop for the cabinet in local furniture shops or on the internet. The beauty about shopping online is that you have a wider selection and can have the item shipped directly to your home.
Once the cabinet gets to your home, you can begin setting it up and adding your items to it. You can invest in plate holders that allow you to display your china in a decorative manner. Make the cabinet easy and convenient for everyday living so that you’ll want to use it. If you put all of your items on the top shelf where it’s hard for you to reach, it’s not likely that you’ll utilize these pieces and the cabinet will essentially be wasted space. There are many uses for a display cabinet and it’ll last a long time as long as you get a quality product.