PETA Gow and Leigh Cusack are taking a positive step in the fight against one of the world's most common diseases, walking 60km for The Weekend to End Women's Cancers.

The pair has been training hard in the lead-up to the two-day walk around Brisbane neighbourhoods on October 26-27, but Mrs Gow said there was plenty of motivation to keep them going.

"Our commitment is based on our love for our fellow sisters, mothers, grandmas, daughters, nieces and friends everywhere," she said.

"It's based on the realisation that we each need to do our part in this fight. We can walk.

"It's going to be a challenge, but we're ready to do something bold and powerful in an effort to end women's cancers once and for all."

Funds raised through the initiative will power a joint effort by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to combine lifesaving cancer research programs and clinical trials at QIMR with vital treatment, care and survivorship programs for all women's cancers at RBWH in Queensland.

A major fundraiser for Team Stanthorpe is the Creative Cups competition, which sees local businesses displaying decorated bras.

By contributing a gold coin at participating businesses before September 7, locals can vote for their favourite entries and lend their support to the worthy cause.

Community members can also support Peta and Leigh by making a donation online. Visit br13.endcancer. org.au and search for Team Stanthorpe.

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