Organised by Walk Co-ordinators Kerron Bromfield and Terry Bailey, the 2.5km walk will raise much-needed funds for Bloomhill and will start at La Balsa Park on Harbour Parade, winding its way to the park beside Kawana Surf Club, where a free sausage sizzle will await to revive participants.
“We received a great response last year with 200 walkers participating to raise more than $3,000 and we hope that this year we can double that amount,” Kerron said.
“The Support Walk is a fun and healthy way to spend your Sunday morning and support a worthy cause at the same time,” Kerron said.
The walk aims to generate awareness and raise much-needed funds for this local charity. All the money received from either 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 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.
“As a non-profit organisation, we rely on the money raised through our Op Shops, donations, grants and fundraising activities, like the Bloomhill Support Walk, for us to continue to offer our support to the Sunshine Coast community,” Kerron said.
Registration and donations begin from 8am with Bloomhill patron and former Olympian, Raelene Boyle leading the walk promptly at 9am on Sunday 7th August. A donation of $10 per person or $20 per family is requested to participate in the walk.
This year all sponsorship and registrations will be collected through Everyday Hero. Simply visit the website, www.everydayhero.com.au and search for Bloomhill under the ‘Heroes’ tab. If you wish to register, click on ‘Join the Team’ and follow the prompts or to make a donation or sponsor a family or friend, click ‘donate’.
“All those participating in the walk will be seeking sponsorship, so please give what you can,” Kerron said.
“No matter what fitness level you are, come walking, running or jogging, anyone and everyone can join in,” Kerron said.
For more information or to participate in the walk, please call Kerron Bromfield on 0438 322 098 or visit Bloomhill Cancer Help at 58 Ballinger Road.