Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Relaybringshome Cancer Realities

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Relaybringshome Cancer Realities

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Stephanie

Kay

REPORTER

stephanie.kay@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

IT WAS a privilege and honour to be this year's face of the Maryborough Relay for Life.

The organising committee did a spectacular job, ensuring the event's success through their dedication. More than $32,000 was raised.

The teams deserve huge praise, with many relentlessly fundraising for months and some even continuing during the weekend.

They didn't fail to impress during Relay either.

All teams ensured they always had at least one member on the field at all times - no matter how freezing the temperature was or how early in the morning it was.

When I addressed the crowd to share my story, about my bowel cancer diagnoses when I was 21, it felt surreal. The last time I had been at Relay for Life I was in Year 11, as part of a high school team - like so many participants at the weekend.

I never expected a cancer diagnosis of my own, especially at a young age. …

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