Banyo local Samantha Kilroy will host a Community Fitness Expo next month in support of Queenslanders affected by cancer.

The family-friendly Community Fitness Expo will raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland with a wide range of activities, including animal farms, art and craft stalls, massages, community stands, drink stalls and fitness classes.

Samantha says she’s looking forward to hosting her first community fundraiser.

“It’s going to be a great day! I’m excited to get as many people as we can through the door to raise money for Cancer Council Queensland,” she says.

“Everyone is welcome to come along. Entry is free — it will just be a gold coin donation for the fitness classes.

“There will be a dance fusion class, Konga, boxing, foam rolling and yoga. There will also be heaps to keep the kids entertained!

“Cancer Council Queensland is such an important charity to me — cancer is a disease that affects everyone. I’m honoured to be supporting them and helping where I can.”

The Community Fitness Expo will be held in support of Cancer Council’s Do It For Cancer campaign, which calls on all Queenslanders to do what they can to raise funds for cancer research, prevention and support.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift says the support of locals like Samantha will make a vital difference to the charity’s work.

“This event is a great opportunity for the community to come together for a fun day out, and show their support for those in the community impacted by the disease,” she said.

“Community support helps us reach out to an estimated 26,000 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer each year.”

The Community Fitness Expo will be held on Saturday 8 October at the Sammy J Fitness Club (16/14 Astan Place, Banyo) from 7am to 11am, and everyone is welcome to attend.

To get involved with the Do It For Cancer campaign, visit doitforcancer.com.au.