A walk for women

JOIN THE FIGHT: Bright’s Dee Hedley is hoping the local community will get behind her and help raise money for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. PHOTO: Vanessa Burgess

MOTHERS, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends – most of us will know at least one woman who has been diagnosed with cancer and one local woman will be walking for a weekend to help raise money for cancer research.

Bright’s Dee Hedley has made a commitment to walk for an entire weekend through the neighbourhoods of Melbourne next April and needs to raise at least $2000 to be eligible to partake in the 60km event.

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital that is solely dedicated to cancer and is home to Australia’s largest cancer research group.

Ms Hedley said she’s currently in training for the walk and said knowing many cancer sufferers made her want to do what she could to help eradicate all forms of the illness.

“My mum was affected – she was diagnosed at 76, and although she didn’t die from breast cancer it certainly pushed her to it a lot quicker,” she said.

“I’ve lost a girlfriend to cancer and I know numerous local people who are currently battling cancer or have beaten it.

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