BARGARA'S foreshore turned pink on Sunday as more than 230 people took part in the first Walk for Women's Cancers to raise funds and awareness.

Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising coordinator Angela Childs said she was thrilled with the numbers for the first-time event.

"We had over 150 register before hand and about 70 on the day so we've had over 230 people show up which is fantastic considering it's our first time," she said.

"It's all about raising money and awareness for women's cancers. Approximately 200 women will be diagnosed with a women's cancer in the Wide Bay every year so we're doing our bit so we can support those people and their families."

Friends Tara Mann and Ashlee Woods were among the first to complete the 7kms from Neilson Park to Kelly's Beach and back and Miss Woods said the issue was close to her heart.

"My mum was diagnosed with Leukaemia two years ago so since then I try to take part in a lot of the Cancer Council activities. It's good to see so many people get dressed up and get involved."



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