The Gold Coast Walk for Women’s Cancers is on this Saturday 8 September, and is a great opportunity to enjoy a scenic beachside walk while giving hope to all Queensland women affected by cancer.
Gold Coasters are being urged to sign up to take part, and help raise much needed funds for lifesaving research, prevention programs and support programs for patients and their families.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the walk is also a fun way for families to get active together.
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“Research shows physical inactivity is a significant risk factor for some cancers, including bowel and post-menopausal breast, so Cancer Council Queensland is urging Queenslanders to use Walk for Women’s Cancers as an opportunity to increase their activity levels,” she said.
“Regular physical activity can have immediate and long-term benefits – it helps maintain a healthy weight, improve cardiovascular fitness, reduce stress, and even decrease your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Walk for 30 minutes or more each day and you will feel the difference.”
Registration for the Gold Coast Walk for Women’s Cancers is $25 for the 3km or $30 for the 6km events, while children aged under 18 years can take part for free.
For more information, or to sign up for the event, visit: walkforwomen.org.au