Sisters Kim Miles and Julie Tagg will walk the Great Wall of China in May 2018 in their quest to find a cure for breast cancer.
The girls’ mother has twice endured breast cancer and the girls are keen to assist the National Breast Cancer Foundation in its research to find a cure for this disease
“The challenge will require us to trek for five consecutive days for between five to seven hours a day on the many various terrains that the Great Wall incorporates. We have started our training program now to ensure that we can complete this physical challenge,” Ms Tagg said.
“Like many families, we have been affected by this dreadful disease and have been participating in the Mothers Day Classic walk for the past 10 years and raising funds to help find a cure. We have decided to continue our efforts in raising funds for the NBCF by joining this amazing event.
“Our inspiration comes from the many people who have been affected by breast cancer and especially our 80-year-old Mother who has fought and won the battle twice. We are very excited about both the physical and fundraising challenge that we have committed to,” Ms Tagg said.
Besides the physical challenge,the girls have also pledged to raise a minimum of $7000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
To this end, they will be holding a monster garage sale at the Capalaba Football Club, John Fredericks Park, Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba from 7am to 3pm on Saturday, October 21.
There will be household items, toys, books, clothing, jewellery and accessories, DVD’s and CD’s and variety of succulent plants at very low prices. There will also be a sausage sizzle or coffee and cake.
“Together with our mum and aunty we delivered more than 1000 flyers to residents of the Redland Shire and we have been overwhelmed with the huge response of donations received.”
More details can be found at https://nbcf-steps-towards-research-great-wall-challenge-2018.everydayhero.com/au/sistas-walkin-the-wall