Mother’s Day Walk for Breast Cancer

mother's day walk jun 13 3This Mother’s Day why not get fit,  have fun, purchase, beg or borrow your outrageous pink attire and walk for breast cancer?

Organiser Shirley Wilson (on behalf of committee members Sue Bennett and Helen Window) has managed to attract Australian Living Treasure 2012 and Australian of the Year 2006, Professor Ian Fraser AC, co-inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine (HPV) to Tin Can Bay for the event.

He will be sending off walkers with some inspiration, telling us about latest news and outcomes for the community as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Research of Translational Research Institute in Brisbane.

Pencil in your date which is Sunday the May 11 – the action starts and finishes at Norman Point, Tin Can Bay: 7.30 for a paddle and registration at 8am in preparation for the walk.

There will be a one minute silence led by Sharon the McGrath Nurse, prior to commencement of the walk at 9am.

Shirley Wilson says, “What a beautiful way to celebrate Mother’s Day, sharing with your loved ones by strolling, walking, running, pushing  or any other means to complete the 6kms route at your own pace or choosing to paddle with the Dragon Boaters, the boys from Paddle for Prostate or Sailability, who will accept your donation in our name.” 

” You may simply donate on the memory tree amid the festive atmosphere which will prevail with raffles, sausage sizzle, fruit platters, tea, coffee, water and juice for your added comfort.”

“The Wild Flower Walk “course” is approximately 6kms distance  – suitable for all forms of mobility and guided  by pink ribbons which are displayed on trees throughout the course.”

The more outlandish the pink outfit the more likely is a win in the best Dressed Award.

Organisers recommend that pets would not be appropriate with crowds, “unless they are the human kind”. Promotional material will be available on the day. Donations and all things pink are sought for the after breakfast raffle.

Save some time and register online at – participate personally and show your support for those affected by breast cancer at this annual event.

Last year the event raised essential funds for breast cancer prevention. Contact Shirley Wilson  on 54864142  to donate a prize or find out how you can raise funds for much needed cancer research.

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