ARARAT - The Father's Day Charity walk around Alexandra Gardens Lake raised almost $1500 for the Ararat Prostate Cancer Support Group.
Up to 60 people of all ages took part in the hour long event in magnificent conditions on the first day of Spring.
Organiser, Richard McCutcheon said he was very happy with the turn out and support from both people and businesses who got behind and raised the profile of the charity fundraiser.
"The final total, thanks to generous donations on top of the $963 we raised on the day was $1,500," he said.
"It couldn't have been done without all the sponsors and the generous donations from AME, Woolworths and others.
"I also want to say a special thanks to the Blue Duck for the $100 voucher it contributed, both chemists, the medical centre and hospital."
Registrations opened at 9.30am with participants pounding the pavement for the cause from 10am and 11am.
The morning concluded with prize draws and and giveaways, but the occasion wasn't lost on anyone with the Ararat Prostate Cancer Support Group supplying leaflets with information on the cancer.
Because of the fine weather people had the opportunity to either take a leisurely stroll, use it as a social catch up or to get fit.
"On average most people completed four laps of the lake but we had a mother and daughter duo who powered along and probably completed about six laps in that time," Mr McCutcheon said.
All of the money raised from the event will go directly to the Ararat Prostate Cancer Support Group which intends to keep the money locally and provide assistance for people in need.
"The money will go towards helping people to attend appointments in Ballarat and Melbourne as well as providing accommodation for people who might be struggling," he said.
"It will also be used to provide support for people as they receive treatment."
Ararat Chemmart Pharmacy donated a range of perfumes which were distributed to the fathers who ventured along and took part in the successful event.