Graetz girls go global on breast cancer

TREK: Willalooka’s Heather Graetz and her daughters Tara and Felicity will take on a 100km trek in Spain during May to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.

TREK: Willalooka’s Heather Graetz and her daughters Tara and Felicity will take on a 100km trek in Spain during May to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.

Willalooka’s Heather Graetz and her daughters Tara and Felicity are beating breast cancer on a global scale.

The trio will complete a 100km trek for to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Network Australia in El Camino Spain during May.

The cause is one that means a lot to the Graetz family with Heather, her mother and auntie all having battled the disease.

The Graetz girls have raised over $12,000 for breast cancer research as well funds to support their flights

Heather said their family was very grateful for the community support and they are looking forward to tackling the Spanish challenge.

“It’s a charity that is close to our hearts,” she said.

“I’m very proud of the girls – I just wanted to do something with them so it will be pretty awesome to do the walk with them.”

The trek is one of Breast Cancer Network Australia’s “Inspired Adventures”, which partners with Australian and international charities to create and manage fundraising adventures around the world.

The Willalooka group are the only South Australians in the group of 28 taking part in the hike.

The girls will head off to Spain on May 14 and start the five-day walk in Sarria and finish in Santiago.

Breast Cancer Network Australia works to ensure Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

It supports, informs, represents and connects Australians affected by breast cancer.

The network consists more than 90,000 individual members and over 310 support groups. 

For more information visit www.bcna.org.au or call 1800 500 258.