A BIBRA Lake resident says the sore feet she is expecting from a long walk for charity will be worth it knowing she is helping others.
Eileen Garside will join four friends and hundreds of others tackling the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer in May.
The event is a celebration of women who have survived cancer, a way to give courage to those battling the disease and to remember those who have died.
Funds raised will go to the Harry Perkin’s Institute for Medical Research.
The effort is particularly important for Ms Garside whose best friend is undergoing radiotherapy for her second bout of cancer.
“We’re a group of people that do what they can for the community,” she said.
Ms Garside and her Sirens teammates Shani Roberts, Leonita Bloomfield, Kaylene Zaretzky and Chris Tinnelly are preparing for the 30km walk by doing laps of the picture-perfect Bibra Lake.
“I’m expecting sore feet (from the walk),” she said.
“But it will be an achievement and we’ll feel good because we’re helping others.”
To donate visit, www.walkforwomenscancer.org.au and search Eileen Garside.