THE 14th annual Walk of Hope departed Queens Park this morning to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The group of walkers, suitably dressed in pink, marched from the Margaret and Hume sts to the Village Green on Ruthven St.
An ecumenical service and a morning tea were held after the walk.
"One in eight Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime," Cancer Council Queensland Cancer support co-ordinator Amber Copland said.
"The Annual Walk of Hope in Toowoomba was initiated over a decade ago by women and men affected by breast cancer, and their loved ones.
"We are proud to be carrying on what they started and showing care and support to our community, while raising awareness of the prevalence of breast cancer across the state."
Each year more than 2470 Queensland women are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second biggest cancer killer of Queensland women.
In the South West Queensland region alone, more than 1800 people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Breast cancer is among the top five most common cancers diagnosed.
Cancer Council Queensland partnered with Breastscreen Queensland, St Vincent's Hospital, the Toowoomba Hospital, Pastoral Care and the Toowoomba Regional Council to organise the Walk of Hope event.