Fur-friends out for good cause

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

PULL out your walk­ing shoes and round up the pup­pies, be­cause it’s time to take a walk for char­ity.

The se­cond an­nual Dog Walk for Breast Can­cer will be held later this month in Biloela.

Hosted by the Ba­nana Shire Coun­cil, the event will bring the com­mu­nity to­gether to raise aware­ness for breast can­cer.

“Many Aus­tralian fam­i­lies are touched by can­cer ev­ery day,” a coun­cil spokesman said.

“Breast can­cer is the most com­monly di­ag­nosed can­cer in Aus­tralia, with one in eight women and one in 700 men ex­pected to be di­ag­nosed in their life­time in Aus­tralia.

“The McGrath Foun­da­tion is a breast can­cer sup­port and ed­u­ca­tion char­ity in Aus­tralia, which raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in com­mu­ni­ties across Aus­tralia and in­crease breast health aware­ness.

“Come along and lend your sup­port to raise money and aware­ness for the McGrath Foun­da­tion and en­cour­age your fam­ily to get ac­tive and have some fam­ily fun.”

All par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to dress up in pink, whether it be a small splash or an all-out over the top ensem­ble, the more pink the bet­ter.

The dog walk is open to all ages and dogs, and even those with­out a furry friend

❝ Many Aus­tralian fam­i­lies are touched by can­cer ev­ery day.

are still in­vited to take part, with no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

All dogs must be on a leash and must get along with other dogs.

Par­tic­i­pants can choose from the three kilo­me­tre walk, or a shorter walk, fol­lowed by a sausage siz­zle break­fast.

The walk will kick start at 7am on Oc­to­ber 28 from the Biloela Coun­cil build­ing, 62 Valen­tine Plains Rd, with a cost of $10 per dog and all pro­ceeds go­ing di­rectly to the McGrath Foun­da­tion.

A coun­cil spokesman said the coun­cil would also of­fer free mi­crochip­ping for all dogs through­out the morn­ing, al­low­ing Coun­cil to re­unite res­i­dents with their lost pets as soon as pos­si­ble.

“Pets of­ten lose their col­lar and or tag, so it is im­por­tant to have your pet mi­crochipped,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the event visit ba­nana.qld.gov.au.

PHOTO: VANESSA JAR­RETT

WALK FOR CHAR­ITY: Mar­i­anne Roe and Mark War­nick with Molly and Mar­ley at last year’s event.

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