Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Relay to Battle Cancer

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Relay to Battle Cancer

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Byline: Yvonne Gardiner

VITAL funds for Cancer Council NSW's research, prevention, information and local support services are being raised this weekend at a relay in the Tweed.

Last year, the Tweed Valley community raised $56,000 for Relay For Life.

This year's Tweed Valley Relay For Life takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March10 and 11, at Cudgen Leagues Club, Kingscliff.

Committee member Kathie Dwyer was invited to Relay For Life by a friend about four years ago.

"My mother had breast cancer back in the late '70s and is still alive despite being told she only had six months to live," Kathie said.

"My father retired at 60 and got a tumour first, followed by leukaemia a few years later, then went into remission.

"At the end, lung cancer finally got him at age 85 last April.

"I relay now this year in memory of Dad. He didn't care about being sick but hated to see young kids, mums, dads suffering. His attitude was, 'I've lived my life -- let's go save some younger persons'. …

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