MAPLETON will be a sea of blue and white on Sunday when the second annual Carmel Farrow Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research hits town.
The walk will commemorate those who have lost their lives to ovarian cancer, including Mapleton resident Carmel Farrow, who died in 2010.
T-shirts and "Put the cap on ovarian cancer" hats will be a popular trend on the day.
Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington will be there to open the walk, alongside Dr Penny Webb, who is in charge of the ovarian cancer research department at the Queensland Intitute of Medical Research, where all the proceeds from the event will go.
Event organiser Ken Farrow said the topic of ovarian cancer was often avoided because of the nature of the disease.
"A lot of people don't talk about ovarian cancer because it only affects women and it's a disease that concerns below the navel," he said.
"Using this event, we're hoping people will talk and meet other people who have been affected."
With the event taking place on Father's Day, Mr Farrow said the walk would be the perfect opportunity to get the whole family together.
"There's no restriction on who can attend," he said.
"People are welcome to bring their pets whether it's there pooch, cat or parrot.
"We just want to give people the opportunity to connect with others, including health professionals."
Even with a walking frame, 78-year-old Mr Farrow intends to complete the walk.
Alongside him will be fellow organiser Matt Sheild, who hopes this year's event will be even bigger.
"We're hoping the walk will get bigger and bigger every year as more people find out about it in the community," Mr Sheild said.
"It's the perfect opportunity to bring people together."
The Walk for Carmel will start at the Mapleton Hotel and extend to Mapleton Falls and back.
Caps and hats will be available to buy in the lead-up to the event from La Botiga Deli, Range of Motion Physio and Mapleton Medical Centre.
For more information, or to pre-register for the walk, visit walkforcarmel.com.au.