The Osborne Park resident became her father’s primary carer when he was diagnosed with liver cancer.
‘I cared for dad for two years until he passed away so I know from this personal experience exactly what is involved,’ she said.
‘I want to build awareness and encourage people to get checked.’
In order to do this, Ms Walters is organising a Girls’ Night In, opening up her house to family, friends and others who want to raise money and awareness.
She has themed the event ‘inspirational women’ and will include movies, a swap mart, makeovers and no bra selfies.
‘For me the most important thing is to make people more aware of cancers and to go and get checked before it is too late,’ Ms Walters said.
Organising the event, with the help of her family, has also provided Ms Walters a chance to consider a future career in event planning.
While Ms Walters is all too familiar with the pain that comes with cancer she is also the first to admit that her time looking after her father has had a positive effect.
‘Before that I was doing drugs and was on a bad path but I have stopped all that since,’ she said.
‘I want to do the Girls’ Night In again but will open it up to both women and men next time.’
What: Girls’ Night In
When: October 3, 6pm
Information: 0450 684 177 or Shayne.