Iconic Townsville landmarks will light up orange and blue to mark World Cancer Day next Thursday 4 February.
World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise awareness of and improve education about cancer.
Deputy Mayor Mark Molachino said shining a light on cancer could help remind residents to conduct self-checks and to see their doctor about any concerns.
“Unfortunately, cancer is a disease that can strike anyone, which is why it’s essential to take preventative measures and see your doctor if you have any concerns,” Cr Molachino said.
“Hopefully, by lighting our assets up for World Cancer Day, Council will be able to inspire residents to do self-checks, have conversations about cancer with loved ones, do some research at home or to book in with their doctor for a check-up.”
Landmarks that will be lit up for World Cancer Day include Victoria Bridge, the Palmer St lighthouse, the Townsville sign and the Civic Theatre.