Heart and soul for cause


Colleen Warrener is taking part in the Weekend To End Women’s Cancers for the third year. Picture: Martin Kennealey d448939
Colleen Warrener is taking part in the Weekend To End Women’s Cancers for the third year. Picture: Martin Kennealey d448939

For the third year, the Heathridge mother-of-three will take part in the Weekend To End Women’s Cancers, walking 60km over two days to raise money for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Mrs Warrener first completed the event as part of a duo but the group has now grown to six, and call themselves The Soul Sisters.

“Cancer, unfortunately, is everywhere and has affected most of us in some way,” she said. “I work at Perth Radiology where many of our patients are affected by cancer.

“Age is never an issue of this awful disease; it can affect anybody at any stage of their life. I never want to become complacent; each and every person diagnosed is one too many and I couldn’t just sit back and do nothing.”

She said she was looking forward to taking part again on April 2 and 3.

“The spirit of the weekend is so special,” she said.“We walk with women who are battling cancer and are truly inspirational. We walk with doctors who work at Harry Perkins Institute because they believe in what they are doing. We walk with women who have lost daughters, mothers, sisters and friends and we want to help so each and every life is saved with ongoing research.”

Mrs Warrener said she was committed to taking part in the event for five years.

“I will then feel I will have made a difference,” she said.

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