Community spirit raises over $1200!

Some of the fabulous walkers and volunteers during last month’s Walk for Women's Cancer were Murray, Chris Keen, Bob Gudge, Glenys Kidd, Ria Boustead and Chris Gudge

Some of the fabulous walkers and volunteers during last month’s Walk for Women’s Cancer were Murray, Chris Keen, Bob Gudge, Glenys Kidd, Ria Boustead and Chris Gudge

Last month 27 enthusiastic and supportive men, women, children and a baby gathered on the beach at Rainbow, for the Walk for Women’s Cancers.

All donned tutus, boas, sequins and splashes of pink to support the work being done by Cancer Council Queensland and to honour those touched by cancer.

The weather was perfect and so was the community spirit, with everyone jumping in to help, and the event finished at the best monthly markets Rainbow Beach has ever seen.

Thanks to the Community Centre for their generosity and support allowing us to use their barbecue and facilities to raise money and a huge thanks to Murray, Chris and Bob for their barbecue skills.

Thanks to Little Parliament for the awesome cupcakes for our walkers, Martine from Village Food and Events for the donation and gorgeous pink cakes, and Brooke from Coffee Cart of Marybourough who donated $1 from every cup of coffee she sold.

Thanks to Net Rae Art for the donation of the artwork which we auctioned off on Facebook.

A massive $1200 was raised in one day, and we are so grateful for everybody’s generosity, time and exceptional support.

The most common types of women’s cancers are breast, uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers and one in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer by age 85.

The money raised will help with prevention and early detection programs and improved treatment options – more Queensland women are surviving women’s cancers.

Everyone has been touched by cancer, and this day was to acknowledge and honour all those who have battled, those who have won and those who we have said good-bye to.

If you are concerned please call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.