It’s nearly time for Gold Coasters to band together and take strides to support local women affected by cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland are calling upon Gold Coast locals to pre-register for Walk for Women’s Cancers and to help raise vital funds for its work in women’s cancers.
The family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Kurrawa Park from 8am, and attendees are encouraged to rock pink attire.
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Currently, one in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer in their lifetime.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillian encouraged locals to show their support for women affected by cancer by registering for the event.
“Participation in events like this help fund research for life-saving treatments and support programs to ensure nobody goes on a cancer journey alone,” Ms McMillan said.
“Thanks to advances in treatment options, screening programs and prevention, more Queenslanders are alive today.
“More than 51,800 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of a women’s cancer in the past 25 years.
“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.
“Register now to walk with us at Gold Coast Walk for Women’s Cancers and help us raise funds so we can ensure the women you love have a cancer free future.”
Gold Coast locals can expect a fun-filled morning consisting of a full line up of activities including entertainment on the outdoor stage, market stalls and food vans.
Registration before the day is only $25 (3km) or $30 (6km) for adults. On the day adult registration is $35. Children under 5 walk free and children between the age of 6-17 can pre-register for $5 or register on the day for $10.
All funds raised will be invested in vital research, patient support services and prevention programs to help reduce the burden of women’s cancers.
To register, or find out more information, visit walkforwomen.org.au/.