Walk helps fund women’s cancer re­search

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE | EVENTS -

CANCER Coun­cil Queens­land is call­ing on the Sun­shine Coast com­mu­nity to lace up and walk with pur­pose to help create hope for ev­ery woman’s fu­ture.

Reg­is­tra­tions are opened for the 2018 Walk for Women’s Cancers fam­ily fun-walk set to take place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 8 at Alexan­dra Head­land.

Walk for Women’s Cancers was first launched on the Sun­shine Coast in 2014 by Cas­san­dra Mun­son and has since grown into a much-an­tic­i­pated fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive right across Queens­land.

All funds raised help fund Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land’s work in cancer re­search, pre­ven­tion and sup­port.

Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land CEO Chris McMil­lan en­cour­aged res­i­dents to sign up and to give hope to the women in the com­mu­nity af­fected by cancer.

“One in six Queens­land women are di­ag­nosed with breast or gy­nae­co­log­i­cal cancers in their life­time – these women are our moth­ers, sis­ters, daugh­ters and friends,” she said.

“Get­ting in­volved may seem like a small way to make a dif­fer­ence, but your con­tri­bu­tion makes a last­ing im­pact to women touched with cancer.”

Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to dress up in their bright­est pink gear and unite for the walk to make a dif­fer­ence.

The event will be­gin at 7am, with the walk tak­ing off from Alex Skate Park at 8am. Par­tic­i­pants can ei­ther take part in a 3km or 6km walk and can en­ter in­di­vid­u­ally or as a team.

En­try fee is $25 for the 3km walk or $30 for the 6km. Un­der 18s are free. To reg­is­ter, visit walk­for­women.org.au or call 1300 656 585.

PHOTO: GARY MILLS

GO PINK: Men, women and chil­dren are en­cour­aged to dress up in their bright­est pink gear and unite for the walk to make a dif­fer­ence.

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