Cancer Council Qld launch ‘Walk for Women’s Cancers’ on the Gold Coast

On September 8, the Gold Coast will play host to its first ever ‘Walk for Women’s Cancers’ event at Broadbeach.

This morning, the new fundraising event was officially launched at a breakfast attended by sponsors, dignitaries and supporters at the Kurrawa Surf Club.

Senior Fundraising Coordinator for the Gold Coast, Megan Connors, told myGC Cancer Council Queensland are thrilled to be bringing the event to the Gold Coast next month.


“Through this event, we are specifically raising money for women’s cancers – so that’s breast and gynaecological cancers,” she said.

Megan Connors Cancer Council

Megan Connors at today’s Walk for Women’s Cancer launch | PHOTO: Carla Tooma /

“By taking part, Gold Coasters will be showing support for those affected by cancer. One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed this year alone – so that’s over 4000 Queensland women that will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer.

“We are hoping to raise $25000, which is roughly 350 people taking part in the walk. We are doing everything we can to raise those funds to put towards research, support services and prevention information as well.”

Registrations have officially opened for the 2018 Walk for Women’s Cancers family fun-walk which will take place on Saturday, September 8 at Kurrawa Park. Participants can choose to either take part in a 3km or 6km walk. For more information, visit to register or call 1300 65 65 85.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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