Queenslanders Unite In Pink to end women’s cancers


Saturday 25 September marks the beginning of Cancer Council’s annual Walk for Women’s Cancers event. Supporters across Queensland will be uniting in pink to raise life-saving funds for those affected by women’s cancers.

Queenslanders can register for free and support Walk for Women’s Cancers this year by committing to walk 18km or your own distance during Saturday, 25 September to Friday, 1 October and raise funds to honour the 18 Queensland women who will lose their life to cancer each week. 

The theme for Walk for Women’s Cancers will focus on uniting, celebrating and remembering loved ones affected by women’s cancer.  

Women like Kellie, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer this May, know first-hand how important it is to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancers. Kellie needed treatment for her cancer in Brisbane, and being a Cooran local, was grateful to be able to stay at Cancer Council Queensland’s Charles Wanstall Apex lodge in Herston during this time. 

Kellie’s sister Nyomi explains their experience “Having the option for family to come and stay at the lodge, and the space to have them is really nice, you couldn’t put a price on it.” 

This year, Walk for Women’s Cancers looks different with people walking their own routes around their communities over the week, but this doesn’t change our core purpose and mission. To encourage communities to create hope by funding life-saving research, prevention programs and patient support services for women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.

Registration is free and Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains the importance of women needing to unite to reduce the impacts of women’s cancers.

“When women come together to raise funds for women’s cancer research, prevention programs, and support services, it is women across Queensland who benefit,’ Ms McMillan said.

“One in six women in Queensland will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer by age 85. I urge all Queensland women to come together to raise awareness and funds to help put a stop to women’s cancers,” she said.To register for free for the virtual Walk for Women’s Cancers event, please visit www.walkforwomen.org.au

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