This year, the charity wants to encourage a little friendly competition by involving teams and invites everyone to get creative and dress in Bloomhill Blue.
Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll said there would be prizes for the best-dressed individual and team participating in the 5km journey with the aim of the walk to raise much-needed funds for cancer support on the Sunshine Coast.
“All the money raised from registrations, donations or sponsorship of walk participants will help Bloomhill to continue providing valuable services to those living with cancer and their families in the Sunshine Coast region,” Jenny said.
This year, the walk starts 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 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.
According to the Cancer Council, one in two Australians are being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and having a cancer support service like Bloomhill Cancer Help is a blessing for thousands of cancer-affected Sunshine Coast residents.
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.
“No matter what fitness level you are, we welcome everyone to participate and spend their Sunday morning supporting a worthy cause,” Jenny said.
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 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.
For more information or to participate in the walk, please call 07 5445 5794 or visit the Bloomhill Cancer Help at 58 Ballinger Road.