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Thurston joins Apunipima's anti-ice campaign

Date posted: 24 June 2015

Apunipima launched its social media campaign on the drug ice in April this year to help tackle the issue in Cape York communities, Queensland, and to help bring awareness of what ice can do to individuals, families, friends and communities.

Johnathan Thurston, an Australian professional rugby league footballer with the North Queensland Cowboys, supported the campaign in an effort to help stop the ice epidemic.

'Ice isn't deadly, it's fatal and can destroy our mob. On the footy field I kick goals in life and by joining this campaign, I hope to do my bit for Indigenous communities and help them kick ice out of their life,' Thurston said.

Thurston has joined three well-known public figures in Apunipima's fight to help tackle ice in Cape York. These are Intrust Super Cup Rugby League Player, Davin Crampton, (Tweed Heads Seagulls), CQUniversity Cairns Taipan, Kerry William,s and hip-hop group The Last Kinection (featuring Naomi Wenitong) to help spread the message and 'Say No to Ice'.

Source: Apunipima Cape York Health Council


Last updated: 23 June 2015
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