NO pizza, no ice-cream and no junk food, February is going to be a long month for senior firefighter Aaron Gormly.
Mr Gormly has jumped on board Cancer Council NSW’s Quit for Cancer campaign and said he had committed giving up junk food for the month.
Being healthy and fit is part of the job Mr Gormly said, and so far he is doing well in his health kick.
“Through our job we deal with people in various states of health and well-being and that’s why I chose it [to give up junk food],” he said.
“I am always hearing of so many people who are affected by cancer and I thought that this was a fun and easy way to raise money for a great cause.
“I am hoping by quitting eating junk food for a month the boys and girls at the station and people locally in town will support me and get thinking about how they can also reduce their cancer risk.”
Cancer Council western region community relations co-ordinator Camilla Barlow hopes other people take Mr Gormly’s lead in giving up something for the month.
“Not only are you doing your bit in the community in the fight against cancer, but you’ll actively be taking some simple steps in reducing your cancer risk,” she said.
By day nine of his mission Mr Gormly said he was starting to miss chocolate and red wine, although he was determined to see it through.
So far Mr Gormly said he hadn’t experienced “withdrawals” from his junk food habit.
“As long as I still get my coffee,” he said.
To find out how you can Quit for Cancer like Mr Gormly visit www.quitforcancer.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.