Cancer Council Queensland is calling on the Sunshine Coast and Cairns communities to create hope for every woman’s future.
Registration has officially opened for two Walk for Women’s Cancers events – the first will kick-start at Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club on September 2, and the second will depart from the Cairns Esplanade on September 17.
Walk for Women’s Cancers was first launched on the Sunshine Coast in 2004 by Cassandra Munson and has grown into one of the most anticipated fundraising events in the region.
It’s a fun filled walk that sees local men, women and children come together, dressed in pink, to fundraise for Cancer Council Queensland.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged Queenslanders to register for their nearest today and start fundraising to make a difference in the fight against women’s cancers.
“Taking part in Walk for Women’s Cancers in a great way to celebrate the women in your life and show your support for locals affected by women’s cancers,” Ms McMillan said.
“One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancers in their lifetime.
“Getting involved might only seem like a small way to make an impact, but your contribution makes a lasting difference to locals touched by this disease.
“Thanks to prevention and early detection programs and improved treatment options, more Queenslanders are surviving women’s cancers.
“More than 49,600 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of a women’s cancer in the past 25 years.
“Walk with us this year to give hope to all Queensland women affected by cancer.”
Locals are invited to register individually or as a team for the 2017 Walk for Women’s Cancers, and walk either 3km (adult $25) or 6km ($30).
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.