Walkers step out and take on cancer
ONCE a year thousands of Sydneysiders step up to help beat cancer by stepping out.
The NSW Cancer Council’s 7 Bridges Walk is on again on Sunday, October 30, combining fundraising for a vitally important cause with one of the best harbourside strolls in the world.
Now in its 11th year, the event has raised more than $2.7 million.
Cancer Council chief executive Jim L’Estrange said:
“We couldn’t do any of this without our dedicated 7 Bridges Walk fundraisers.
“We also know one-third of all cancers are preventable through a healthy lifestyle and taking part is an easy way for people to lower their cancer risk.”
Participants can walk all or part of the 28km course, which crosses the seven bridges of Sydney Harbour, and visit seven event villages along the way.
Buses will run between the villages and walkers will be able to enjoy the newly reopened scenic Barangaroo Reserve.
The Raise A Cent A Step fundraiser challenges individuals to raise at least $280 to cover the 28km walk which would take the average person 28,000 steps to complete.
Walkers on the Iron Cove bridge at Rozelle during the 2015 7 BridgesWalk.