Walk­ers step out and take on cancer

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

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