LEADING OFF: Bronwyn Piahana and her dog Honey are getting ready for this year's annual Dog Walk for Cancer on May 11.
LEADING OFF: Bronwyn Piahana and her dog Honey are getting ready for this year's annual Dog Walk for Cancer on May 11. Liana Walker

Banana shire dogs take the lead in cancer fund-raising walk

BRONWYN Piahana's dog Honey's ears perk up every time she hears the word "walk” and on May 11 she will get to participate in one of the most important walks of the year.

The third annual Dog walk for cancer is on again this May hosted by the Banana Shire Council to help raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Mrs Piahana and her five-year-old golden retriever will once again enjoy the 3km walk on Saturday May 11 by the council building on Valentine-Plains Rd with her good friend Michelle Gallagher and her Australian cattle dog Rixon.

For Mrs Piahana, it's a cause very close to her.

"I lost my sister to bowel cancer seven years ago and a very close friend 12 years ago and have another good friend who has thankfully won her battle against breast cancer.,” Mrs Piahana said.

"Unfortunately it seems to touch everyone either directly or indirectly.”

Not only is the event raising money for a good cause, it's also a great way for Mrs Piahana to catch up with members of the community.

"Biloela is an amazing community for getting behind events that help support people and their families regardless of the reason and these events demonstrate just what a tight knit community we have,” she said.

"It's also important to support local events, especially is smaller communities where we all rely on each other's support.”

She encouraged any dog owners throughout the community to come along to the walk.

"It's a fun way to raise much needed funds for breast cancer, get some exercise, have a catch up with friends as well as meeting new like-minded people and of course the dog gets a walk,” she said.

"A win-win situation all round.”


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