Shirley Wilson, Sue Bennett and Helen Window go pink for the Mother’s Day Walk for Breast Cancer.
Shirley Wilson, Sue Bennett and Helen Window go pink for the Mother’s Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Contributed

Step out for cure

ALL roads lead to Norman Point, Tin Can Bay on Sunday, May 12 as walkers don their best pink outfits and take to the road in the Mother's Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Organising committee members Shirley Wilson, Sue Bennett and Helen Window are seeking individuals and organisations to get out and have fun while raising money for breast cancer research.

Committee spokeswoman Shirley Wilson said many cities and small towns across Australia had done so in the past and now the Cooloola region had the opportunity to support this worthy cause.

"Each organisation can nominate and promote their own group," Mrs Wilson said.

"All you have to do is come along at 9am on Mother's Day to register with a card placed on the Promotions Tree and with a pink ribbon personally displayed.

"You can walk one metre or a whole kilometre or join the crowd and do the circuit of the Flower Walk which is approximately five kilometres. You will be guided through the vantage points by the SES.

"There is continuous wheelchair access but unfortunately dogs are not permitted due to the crowds expected."

Mrs Wilson urges walkers to wear pink for the breast cancer cause.

Walkers should also bring sun protection and a bottle of water and wear hats and comfortable shoes.

Tin Can Bay IGA will supply bottled water at the SES vantage points and the local ambulance and police will also be assisting.

Walkers can register for $5 (or perhaps a larger donation) online at mothersdayclassic.com.au or on the morning. Inquiries 5486 4142.

Gympie Times


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