Hun­dreds for can­cer climb

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

HUN­DREDS will sweat it out up 1042 steps in the Climb for a Smile this Sun­day.

Katie Stone said her daily walks on the beach pre­pared her for the 50-storey climb up the for­mer Bankwest build­ing on St Ge­orges Ter­race.

“I do 3000 steps ev­ery morn­ing so I think I’ll be fine,” she said.

Ms Stone said she was pas­sion­ate about char­i­ties, par­tic­u­larly those that sup­ported can­cer pa­tients and fam­i­lies.

“Can­cer Care WA is tremen­dous with their sup­port and I’ve had fam­ily mem­bers with can­cer so I’ve got the irons in the fire for re­gional can­cer sup­port ser­vices,” she said. She hopes to raise $10,000 this year. “I’m per­son­ally com­mit­ted to it as I’m very aware of how badly funded the re­gional ar­eas are in terms of can­cer sup­port.”

Ro­tary of Crawley (ROC) mem­ber Rob Bun­ning said ROC man­aged the event af­ter Ken­wick Ro­tary had run it for four years.

“The event has raised $300,000 in to­tal since it started five years ago,” he said.

“We’re ex­pect­ing 250-300 par­tic­i­pants but we’d love more, so peo­ple can register up un­til Fri­day night.”

Money raised will sup­port Teen Chal­lenge, In­ter­plast, Ro­tary for Melanoma Re­search and End Po­lio. Do­nate at www. my­­foras­mile.

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