Heart Foundation Walkers Raise Funds for Heart Week

WELCOME: Jo and Barbara, our two new members of the ‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’. I first met Barb and her daughter, Cat, during the Mother’s Day Classic breast cancer fundraiser walk along the Tin Can Bay foreshore. I explained to Barb that it’s not necessary to have a wheelie walker/rollator to belong to CCWW, although four of our dozen members do.

WELCOME: Liz, Col, and Kate, our three new members of the ‘One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ walking group. Heart Week was held at the beginning of May. The Tin Can Bay walkers walked as one group on Wednesday 4 May to celebrate Heart Week and donate a gold coin or more, totalling $80.

Professor Garry Jennings AO, Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, wrote: ‘Your contribution is going to…fund leading research that provides advancements in detection, treatment, support and care for people living with heart disease.

‘Sadly, coronary heart disease takes the lives of 50 Australians every day, more than any other cause, that’s why I am so grateful for your efforts, which will help us fight heart disease, and keep families together.

‘On behalf of all the hearts you have helped, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.’

Congratulations Jim on achieving your first 25 Walks, and Ben for your first 100. Award Certificates and vouchers are in the mail. Ben also receives a commemorative Heart Foundation Walking pin.

Winter is here so that means half an hour later starts. ‘One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ early walking group departs from Tin Can Bay Bakery at 7am led by Denise and Kate, Wednesdays & Saturdays; the later group leaves at 7.30am with Kristine, Bev, and myself.

‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’ meet at 9am Mondays & Fridays at the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre Bus Shelter on Nautilus Drive. Queries? Contact Judy Kiddle 5486 2181 or myself.

Walk Yourself Happy! It’s free, fun and a great way to improve our physical, mental, social and emotional health.  Maggie Travers, Walk Organiser, 0400 756 615.

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