Walking the talk for cancer
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 email@example.com or by ringing 9720 1839.
Leah Rando-Poller will travel to Spain and walk more than 100km to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia in May.