Puke­hina walk to aid can­cer cause

Te Puke Times - - NEWS - By STU­ART WHI­TAKER news@tepuke­times.co.nz

The im­pact of can­cer on friends and fam­ily prompted the own­ers of Puke­hina’s Hippy Pipi to or­gan­ise a com­mem­o­ra­tive walk.

The can­cer walk has been or­gan­ised by Bev Sav­age and Jude Cuth­bert and will take place on Satur­day, start­ing and fin­ish­ing at the Hippy Pipi.

“We have both been af­fected by can­cer — a friend of my was re­cently di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer and it has im­pacted hugely on my fam­ily,” says Bev.

They de­cided to or­gan­ise a can­cer walk af­ter they saw news cov­er­age of a sim­i­lar event in Auck­land.

“We’ve had a good re­sponse since we put the idea out there and some good spon­sor­ship has come in,” says Bev.

Walk­ers can reg­is­ter be­tween 9am and 9.50am and are asked to wear pink or blue to tie in with the aware­ness cam­paigns for breast can­cer and prostate can­cer .

There are spot prizes, raf­fles and a ma­jor prize.

Money raised by the walk will go to the New Zealand Can­cer So­ci­ety.

There will be a walk for can­cer at Puke­hina Beach on Satur­day.

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