The second annual Sunshine Walk, raising money for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Trust Fund, has officially been launched.
And organisers are hopeful COVID-19 social restrictions will be lifted by November for the walk to go ahead as planned.
The message from trust fund chair Michelle Hensel was simple - the walk is about hope.
"For all our cancer patients we want to give them that sense of hope in these gloomy conditions and uncertain times," she said.
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"Hopefully we can improve on last year's $200,000 total and get more people involved this year. We hope that by November 22nd it will be normal times again, but if it isn't we will go back to the drawing board and hold it in a different way."
Mrs Hensel said in launching the 2020 walk so early, patients going through treatment during these times will have something to look forward to.
"We can't imagine how hard it is to be going through treatment at the moment," she said. "I just hope they can put this in their calendars and have something to strive for in November."
Ambassadors David and Rox McNamara took part in the Sunshine Walk last year after Rox was treated for breast cancer.
"The Sunshine Walk allowed us to give something back in 2019," Mr McNamara said.
Registrations are now open online for the community event and include options for three course distances of 20 kilometres, five kilometres and a new 10 kilometre route.