A CHARITY walk from Gladstone to Kingaroy entered the North Burnett this week.

Melanoma Awareness Foundation CEO Brett Otto is walking the 500km with his dad Trevor to raise awareness of melanoma skin cancer.

"The walk came about as we identified a need to raise awareness of melanoma through regional Queensland," Mr Otto said.

"A lady in Kingaroy passed away from melanoma recently, her name was Lynda Geiger.

"Lynda was born in Gladstone and she passed away in Kingaroy.

"So we decided to walk from Gladstone to Kingaroy, a total of 500km."

Mr Otto said a large number of people had donated to the foundation as he has been passing through towns.

"It's going great, we're powering along," he said.

"We're halfway now that we've reached Eidsvold and we've had a wonderful time and met a lot of great people.

"As we go through the different sections of the communities, we have a chat with people and hand out skin check cards."

The walk will leave Mundubbera today and enter Gayndah tomorrow.

Mr Otto urges anyone who sees unusual spots on their bodies to see a doctor immediately.


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