Long walk for Womens cancers

Krista Wakefield, Kelly Logan and Kylie Roach are taking on a 60km walking course, participating in the 2014 Weekend to End Women’s Cancer on November 8-9. The women have already raised more than $5500 of their goal of $6000. Photo: Barbara Reeves Three local women will look to raise funds and awareness of breast and gynaecologic cancer when they participate in the 2014 Weekend to End Women’s Cancer.

Kylie Roach, Krista Wakefield and Kelly Logan have already raised over $5500 with a goal of raising $6000 for the benefit of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Anything over that amount would be a “fantastic effort,” they said.

The trio’s efforts will culminate on November 8-9, when they will be joined by thousands of women and men in walking a 60km course in Sydney.

With just over a month to go, the group have been busy training with regular walks out to Cookamidgera and around the community.

Their fundraising efforts so far have included regular Saturday morning BBQs at Big W, a charity pool competition at the Parkes Hotel, and a community raffle.

There will be a charity family bowls day and auction on Saturday, October 11, at the Railway Bowling Club, which will include a triples competition and a BBQ lunch, as well as a jumping castle, face painting and craft activities for children.

In addition to this, the trio’s friend and work colleague Darelle Hodge will shave her hair off at the bowls day if the original goal of $6000 is surpassed by $1000.

The group said they had been overwhelmed by the support of the community and would like to thank the businesses in town who have donated prizes for their fundraising events, as well as Colin Ford for his help organising the bowling day and Shannon Birmingham from Parkes Central Butchery.

Donations can be made at the counters at Big W or online at the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer website under the team name Walking for a Cure.

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