Inner West Courier - 22 October 2012
RUSSELL Lea's Patsy Barlow's fifth appearance on the Seven Bridges Walk will be a heartfelt occasion with family and for family.
It will be the fifth time Ms Barlow does the walk and she will be joined by her eight-year-old son Samuel as well as colleagues Helen Bambach and Gillian Grills.
"As a group, we all know someone who has had cancer," Ms Barlow said.
"My mother has just been diagnosed with cancer."
The three women all work as nurses and have seen the first hand effects of cancer not only on the sufferers, but their families.
"I think when young kids lose their parents, that pulls at the heartstrings," said Ms Barlow.
A nurse for 25 years, she said she had seen both wins and losses against the disease and is taking part in the walk to help highlight the situation cancer sufferers often face.
"It's about the awareness and that you can help people just by doing little things, by walking across seven bridges for example ... when will you walk across them again?"
The seventh annual Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk will involves participants walking a 26.2km clockwise course crossing seven bridges.