SILVER Sands woman Zoe Panteleo will be pounding the pavement on a 42km charity walk to raise funds for the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer.
She is walking in the marathon event having lost her mother to breast cancer in May last year, after battling the disease for nine years.
“I am walking in memory and to honour my beautiful mum, for all who loved her and for the future generations of women, including my nieces who I hope will one day live in a world that will not have to experience the devastating effects of cancer,” she said.
“The Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer has provided me an avenue to honour my beautiful mum and to continue her legacy of battling cancer.
“Both my Pretty Tough team mates (Suzanne Bailey and Melanie Hocking) and the walk have helped immensely in dealing with her death.”
It is the first time Mrs Panteleo has participated in the marathon. She hopes to walk a whopping 10km every day to train for the walk and to raise $5000.
The Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer
The aim of the walk is to raise funds for the Harry Perkin’s Institute for Medical research – in particular for ovarian and breast cancer research.
The walk is on May 6 and celebrates the women who have survived cancer, to give courage to the women who are still battling cancer and to remember those who are no longer with us.
WHAT: high tea fundraiser for 160 people
WHEN: Sunday, April 2 at 11am
WHERE: The Pines, 8 Rod Court, Wannanup
TICKETS: On sale February 17 from the venue
TO DONATE: visit https://hawaiian-walk.everydayhero.com/au/pretty-tough