A $40,000 fundraising target has been set for this year's Launceston Church Grammar School's walkathon, with all the money raised heading to Tasmania's Cancer Council.
On March 31, Grammar's 58th walkathon will get underway, after weeks of preparation including car washes, barbecues and other fundraising events to reach the student's target.
Launceston Grammar co-captains Gilbert Loane and Emily Fryett said they were excited to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
Emily said this year's cause was particularly meaningful to the grade as they all knew a parent, friend, grandparent or someone else in their lives who had been impacted by cancer.
"We feel incredibly grateful to be able to support a charity that touches the hearts of so many people within the Launceston community," she said.
"We aim to spread awareness about cancer and the important work of Cancer Council Tasmania."
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The year 12s will walk 80 kilometres in 24 hours to raise funds for the Cancer Council, with a target to raise $40,000 for the organisation.
Last year the students raised $75,000 for Fight MND.
Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive officer Penny Egan said all funds raised by the walkathon would go towards prevention, support and research.
"Every day, over nine Tasmanians receive a cancer diagnosis," she said.
"We rely on the Tasmanian public for 90 per cent of our funding.
"The Grade 12 Grammar students will have an impact of the lives of Tasmanian living with cancer and their families and friends."
Launceston Grammar headmaster Richard Ford said the school was immensely proud of its year 12 students.
"Our student's courage and genuine desire to look beyond themselves is truly inspiring," he said.
"Each year we see our students grow as individuals and together as they undertake this challenge and look outward to the needs of others. I am incredibly proud of these Launceston Grammar students."
To donate to the cause, visit doitforcancer.com.au/fundraisers/launcestonchurchgrammarwalkathon/walkathon.
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