LETTER: 1 in 6 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

ONE in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancers in their lifetime - on the Sunshine Coast that's more than 500 women each year alone.

We're urging locals to unite and give hope for every woman's future by registering for Cancer Council's 2016 Walk for Women's Cancers, held Saturday June 25.

Taking part in the annual event is a tangible way to support our mums, daughters, aunties, grandmothers and friends who have been affected by cancer.

Getting involved is easy! Simply dress up in your brightest pink outfit and register as a team or individually to walk 10km or 20km.

The event starts and finishes at Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club.

Walk for Women's Cancers was first launched on the Sunshine Coast in 2004 and has grown into one of the most anticipated fundraising events in the region.

This year, we hope to raise more than $70,000 to invest in lifesaving cancer research, prevention programs and vital support services for all women affected.

Help us give hope for a cancer free future by lacing up and getting involved.

Together, we can make a difference.

To register for the Sunshine Coast Walk for Women's Cancers, visit walkforwomen.org.au or call the Cancer Council Fundraising Hotline on 1300 65 65 85.

- Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift 


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