Go the distance for cancer support on the Coast

The annual Bloomhill Cancer Help Support Walk is on again in an effort to raise much-needed funds for cancer support on the Sunshine Coast.

For the third consecutive year, Bloomhill is calling for all Sunshine Coast residents to get involved in the 5km journey and to dress in Bloomhill blue.

This year, the walk will be held on Sunday, 5 August and starts at the Kawana Surf Lifesaving Club, winding its way to LaBalsa Park on Harbour Parade and back to the Surf Club, where a free sausage sizzle will await to revive participants.

Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll said the walk was a fun and healthy way to spend your Sunday morning whilst supporting a worthy cause at the same time.

“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.

There will be prizes for the best-dressed individual and team and all the money received from registrations, donations or sponsorship of walk participants 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 a great way 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.

Registration forms are available at any Bloomhill Op Shop, the Bloomhill Centre in Buderim, National Australia Bank (NAB) Kawana Branch or at the event.

“No matter what fitness level you are, come walking, running or jogging, anyone or everyone can join in,” Jenny said.

For more information or to participate in the walk, please call 07 5445 5794 or visit the Bloomhill Cancer Help at 58 Ballinger Road.

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