Step up for can­cer fight

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THIRTY-FIVE walk­ers will tackle a 24-hour stair chal­lenge for a friend with can­cer.

Atwell Col­lege teacher Co­ralie Good was di­ag­nosed with kid­ney can­cer in April.

To give her the best chance of fight­ing the dis­ease, a group of walk­ers will tackle Man­ning Stairs in Hamil­ton Hill for 24 hours straight.

The aim is to raise about $30,000 to take the dayto-day pres­sure off Ms Good and let her fo­cus on get­ting bet­ter.

Re­lay or­gan­iser and lo­cal per­sonal trainer Karen Letch said 35 walk­ers had signed up, with more to come to sup­port.

“The rea­son I chose the steps and a 24-hour re­lay is be­cause some­one liv­ing with can­cer lives with it 24 hours a day, tak­ing one step at a time,” she said.

Ms Good, who started chemo­ther­apy last Wed­nes­day, said she was over­whelmed and hum­bled by the sup­port.

The event will start at 10am on June 12 and wrap up the fol­low­ing morn­ing. To do­nate visit

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d453501

Karen Letch with Co­ralie Good.

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