Worth the walk

ALL Donna Ryan needs to do is look at her gorgeous granddaughters to know that every step of the 60 kilometre walk she is undertaking in March will be worth it.

Mrs Ryan and her daughter Natasha Long are fundraising so they can be part of The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers benefiting the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer, and home to Australia’s largest cancer research group.

“We are doing this walk to protect future generations. It is people like my granddaughters who will benefit from the research that is done,” Mrs Ryan said.

“We all know someone who has been touched by cancer.

“Natasha and I are not overly fit people, but if we can save one person by doing this walk it will be worth it.

“I have always wanted to do something worthwhile like this and when I heard about this it seemed perfect.”

The mother and daughter pair need to raise $2000 each to be able to participate in the walk, which will take place on March 1 and 2 next year.

Mrs Long is delighted to have support from Fresh– Body Health and Fitness, Griffith and hopes other locals will consider helping them reach their target.

They will kick off their fundraising efforts tomorrow night when they hold the movie night premiere of Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn.

Tickets can be purchased from the Bendigo Bank, with the night including pizza and wine on arrival starting at 6pm. To make a donation go to www.endcancer.org.au and type in their names.

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