Hundreds of Sunshine Coast residents are expected to gather together this Sunday, 5 August to raise funds for cancer support on the Coast at the annual Bloomhill Cancer Help Support Walk.
The walk is a 5km journey starting at the Kawana Surf Lifesaving Club, winding its way to LaBalsa Park on Harbour Parade and back to the Surf Club for a free sausage sizzle.
Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll said for the past two years, the Support Walk has received a great response from locals and believes this year will be no different.
“This year we want to encourage a little friendly competition by getting teams involved, whether it be a sporting team, family group or even a bunch of work colleagues,” Jenny said.
“To show their support for Bloomhill, we are asking participants to dress in Bloomhill Blue and we will be awarding prizes for the best-dressed team and individual,” Jenny said.
All the money received from registrations, donations or sponsorship of ‘walkers’ will help Bloomhill to continue providing valuable services to those living with cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast region.
“Bloomhill is truly unique and we are so lucky to have a service like this on the Sunshine Coast,” Jenny said.
“Every family has been touched by cancer in some way, and the Walk is an opportunity for people to help others with cancer on the Coast who need our support,” Jenny said.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
Registrations and donations begin from 8.30am with the walk starting promptly at 9am. A donation of $10 per person or $25 for a family of four is requested to participate in the walk.
For more information or to participate in the walk, please call 07 5445 5794 or visit the Bloomhill Cancer Help Centre at 58 Ballinger Road, Buderim.
WHAT: Bloomhill Support Walk
DATE: Sunday, 5 August 2012
TIME: From 8.30am
PLACE: Kawana Surf Lifesaving Club, 99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina
RSVP: Jenny Carroll 0419 787 321