Locals urged to sign up for Gold Coast Walk for Women’s Cancers

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.


“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

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, 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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