Erica Moore, Oriel, Kay Jackson and Jan Byrne don’t stop talking or laughing when they meet for their weekly walk.
Erica Moore, Oriel, Kay Jackson and Jan Byrne don’t stop talking or laughing when they meet for their weekly walk. Emma Channon

Cancer brings these women together

ONLOOKERS smile as a group of four women walk the banks of the Condamine, letting out fits of giggles between their continuous gasbagging.

Yet while these women may look like life-long friends, they had only met one week ago. These women share a deep connection through their experiences with cancer.

"I didn't know any of these girls until last week, but we really get along well," walker Oriel said.

"We're a lovely, friendly lot and we've got different experiences," added Erica.

Seven met for the first walk of C:vivor last Thursday, bringing with them their own stories battling four different types of cancers.

Organiser Jan Byrne said while she was overjoyed to so many came forward, she wanted to see more join.

"We want boys!" she said.

"It's not only for people battling breast cancer, it's for all types."

The group plans to change their routine to include coffee dates and even tai chi.

Interested? Then call the Cancer Council on 131 120.


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