Cancer Council Queensland is calling on the Gold Coast community to lace up and walk with purpose next month to create hope for every woman’s future.
Registrations have officially opened for the 2018 Walk for Women’s Cancers family fun-walk set to take place on the Gold Coast on Saturday, September 8 at Kurrawa Park.
Participants can either take part in a 3km or 6km walk to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s work in breast and gynaecological cancers.
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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.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged locals to sign up 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.”
In the past 25 years, more than 49,600 Queenslanders have survived a diagnosis of women’s cancer.
“Thanks to advances in treatment options, screening programs and prevention, more Queenslanders are alive today,” Ms McMillan said.
“However, some gynaecological cancers have no screening programs and vague symptoms, making them hard to detect and diagnose.
“This is why we need your help, to help us fund more research and save more women’s lives.”
All funds raised at Gold Coast Walk for Women’s Cancers help fund Cancer Council Queensland’s work in cancer research, prevention and support.
Locals are invited to register individually or as a team and walk either 3km ($25) or 6km ($30). Under 18s are free.
For more information, visit walkforwomen.org.au to register or call 1300 65 65 85.