THE case of missing toddler William Tyrrell touched the hearts of parents across the nation.
Ipswich mother of two Belinda Scott, who has a son the same age as William, said that was why she was helping to raise awareness on National Walk 4 William Tyrrell Day.
"William reminds me a lot of my own son," she said.
"I thought I'd do the walk with a few friends but it's really taken off.
"There are about 164 people attending at this stage and every day there are more."
Walks for William Tyrrell will be held across the country on September 12, the day the New South Wales toddler went missing last year.
"It's a 3km walk and we're still looking for businesses to help sponsor a sausage sizzle at the end," Mrs Scott said.
"Hopefully it helps somebody find him.
"It's hard to come to terms with the fact a child could just go missing like that."
Participants who attend the walk are encouraged to wear red and blue, the colours of William's favourite superhero, Spiderman.
The walk will be held at Fairview Park, Reif St, Flinders View, from 10.30am.
Visit Walk 4 William Ipswich Qld on Facebook or phone 0408 705 915 for more.
Those who might have any new information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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