Sisters raise money by walking the Great Wall of China

WALL: Sisters Kim Miles and Julie Tagg walk the Great Wall of China as part of a fund raising effort for cancer research.

WALL: Sisters Kim Miles and Julie Tagg walk the Great Wall of China as part of a fund raising effort for cancer research.

Sisters Kim Miles and Julie Tagg  have raised $17,858 for walking the Great Wall of China in May, in a fund raising effort to help find a cure for breast cancer. 

This figure exceeded their original target of $7000.

The sisters walked 82,295 steps, including many thousands of stairs covering 67.3km over five days in a personal effort to raise funds for National Breast Cancer Foundation.

They did it in memory of their mother who has twice endured breast cancer.

“It was an amazing experience for Kim and I and one which we will treasure forever,” 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 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,” Ms Tagg said.

Ms Tagg said the fundraising page would remain open until July 7 and they were hoping to increase their fund raising efforts now they are home.

“We would be very grateful to anyone that can support us with a donation because every dollar count,” she said.

Donations can be made on https://nbcf-steps-towards-research-great-wall-challenge-2018.everydayhero.com/au/sistas-walkin-the-wall or direct to the #sistaswalkinthewall bank account (BQL BSB: 124-001 account: 22625041).  People paying into the account should email sistaswalkinthewall@gmail.com with confirmation of your donation and contact details so that a receipt can be emailed.

SISTERS: Sisters Kim Miles and Julie Tagg at the Great Wall of China.

SISTERS: Sisters Kim Miles and Julie Tagg at the Great Wall of China.