The Urban team are fundraising for Cancer Council Tasmania and have a team for the upcoming Women’s 5k Walk/Run. Obviously, you can register to walk/run too, but if you’re not able to make it, you can always support our fundraising with a small donation.
What is the Women’s 5k Walk/Run?
The Women’s 5K Walk/Run will be back in 2022 heading out on the streets of Launceston at 10am on Sunday 11 September.
The virtual event is also back and will be on for the month of September – wear pink and support from anywhere in the state.
The Women’s 5K is a fun/run event that sets out from Launceston’s City Park and through the city streets, on the second Sunday in September. Everyone is encouraged to come along dressed in pink and walk or run the event.
Where does the fundraising go?
In 2020 – 2021, Cancer Council Tasmania provided the following vital services to our local community…
- 11,936 cancer information resources were distributed to support services clients.
- 5,104 occasions of support, including individual support programs and support groups. Of these, 1,026 clients were accessing support with CCT for the first time.
- 22 children with cancer and their families received over $21,000 from the Rachel & Jye Fund, alleviating the financial burden of cancer and assisting with costs of treatment-related travel.
- 260 financial assistance payments were made, totaling $74,860 to assist with household bills, in partnership with Aurora Energy and Telstra.
- 1,197 places filled in complementary therapy programs including mindfulness, Tai Chi, yoga, pilates and oncology massage.
- 177 wigs loaned to clients experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.
- 200 calls to our 131120 Cancer Support and Information line.
- 253,892 Tasmanians were reached with our cancer prevention messages.
- 6,121 cancer prevention information resources distributed.
- 3,645 Tasmanians reached at cancer prevention events and presentations
We also provided $200,000 into cancer research including clinical trials and research grants.
These statistics don’t even cover our engagement with the Quit Tasmania program who provided support to 4,308 Tasmanians last year, our Sunsmart program that aims to educate schools about sun protection and minimise UV exposure, our volunteers and social media reach or our community engagement.
How can you help?
You can register your own entry here for the Walk/Run on September 11, you can also do a virtual entry too!
Or you can support our team with a donation by clicking on the button below! Thanks a million!