Sunshine Coast locals will step out in support of a cancer free future this weekend at the 2017 Walk for Women’s Cancers.
Registrations are still open for the family-friendly walk, set to be held on Saturday, September 2.
The annual event, was founded in 2004 by Cassandra Munson, and aims to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council Queensland.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan urged the community to unite for the cause.
“One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancers in their lifetime – on the Sunshine Coast that’s more than 500 women each year alone,” Ms McMillan said.
“By participating in Walk for Women’s Cancers or donating online, you can help fund research for lifesaving treatments and support programs that ensure nobody goes on a cancer journey alone.”
The Sunshine Coast event will kick-start from Alex Surf Club, Alexandra Headland at 8am, with participants taking part in either a 3km or 6km walk.
“Walk for Women’s Cancers is for people of all ages and abilities and really brings the whole community together to support local women affected by cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“We have a full line up of activities, including entertainment on the outdoor stage, market stalls and food vans.
“So, get your friends and family together and register now!”
To register for the Sunshine Coast Walk For Women’s Cancers, visit www.walkforwomen.org.au, call the Cancer Council Fundraising Hotline on 1300 65 65 85.
Adult registration is $25 for the 3km or $30 for the 6km walk. On the day registration is an extra $10.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20 for information and support.
For more information, please contact:
Lisa Maynard, Senior Media Advisor, Cancer Council Queensland P. (07) 3634 5171