Running towards a cure for prostate cancer

Published 12:00pm 3 August 2023

Running towards a cure for prostate cancer
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Staff and clients from Green Apple Wellness Centre in Bald Hills will hit the pavement nice and early this weekend to help raise money for cancer research.

They will be taking part in the annual Moreton Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group Metro North Fun Run, which will be held on Sunday, August 6.

Nessa Williamson, who has been working at Green Apple for almost 12 years, says they were inspired to register a team following an event they held during Men’s Health Week.

“We held a Men’s Health Week event in June, and one of our members, who is also part of the Moreton Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group, came and did a presentation,” Nessa says.

“We offer a prostate cancer/men’s health wellness workshop that helps with pre- and post-surgery, but awareness and support is important to all of us, not just men.

“This is the first year we have a team participating in the event – we have approximately 14 staff and members coming together to run or walk 10kms or 5kms.

“Together we have raised approximately $1396 thanks to our wonderful members.”

All money raised from the fun run will be donated to the Redcliffe Hospital Urology Department.

“We would encourage all to get involved or donate to this much need cause - every dollar counts,” Nessa says.

Event bigger and better than before

More than 150 people have registered for this weekend’s fun run, which is now in its fourth year.

During the event, runners will make their way between the Woody Point Jetty and the Redcliffe Jetty, with the starting point being Suttons Beach between the Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club and the car park.

Sign is from 6am, with the 10km run starting at 7am, the 5km run starting at 7.10am and the 5km walk starting at 7.15am.

There are prizes for the first male and female run winners, plus free t-shirts, caps, gift bags, raffles and lucky door prizes.

After the event, participants will meet at Mon Komo for breakfast.

The event is supported by major sponsors Genesis Care and Mundipharma, with help from a number of local businesses.

For more information about the event, or to donate, visit the website.

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