Walk­ing the talk for can­cer

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

A BREAST can­cer sur­vivor from Aus­tralind will travel to Spain in May to walk more than 100km to raise money for Breast Can­cer Net­work Aus­tralia.

Leah Rando-Poller is the only West Aus­tralian in a group of 14 women who will take part in the trek along the El Camino Trail be­tween Sar­ria and San­ti­ago de Com­postela.

Ms Rando-Poller, who was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2013, said she wanted to give back to the com­mu­nity that had sup­ported her through her re­cov­ery process.

“For me it puts a fin­ish­ing touch on ev­ery­thing I have done in the last four or five years since my di­ag­no­sis,” she said.

“I feel like I am in a po­si­tion to give back to the com­mu­nity. I am well and not ev­ery­one has the op­por­tu­nity to do some­thing like this.”

How­ever, Ms Rando-Poller said she had al­ready suf­fered a slight set­back in her fundrais­ing ef­forts.

“One of my fundrais­ing tins was stolen when a friend of mine’s busi­ness was bro­ken into,” she said.

“Un­for­tu­nately they stole my BCNA tin which is very dis­ap­point­ing, but I am hop­ing to make that up when I go around the com­mu­nity with my other tin.”

Ms Rando-Poller is hop­ing to raise $4000.

“I am about a quar­ter of the way to that fig­ure,” she said.

“Be­tween us we have al­ready clocked over $40,000 in our fundrais­ing tar­get.”

To do­nate visit do­nate.grass­rootz.com/bcna/el-camino/leah-rando or her Face­book page “Leah on the El Camino 2018”.

For cor­po­rate spon­sor­ship, Ms Rando-Poller can also be con­tacted by email­ing leah­bcna2018@gmail.com or by ring­ing 9720 1839.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Leah Rando-Poller will travel to Spain and walk more than 100km to raise money for Breast Can­cer Net­work Aus­tralia in May.

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