BEAN COUNTER: Lismore Court officer Mel Everson is astonished at the lolly count of localmagistrate Nick Reimer.
BEAN COUNTER: Lismore Court officer Mel Everson is astonished at the lolly count of localmagistrate Nick Reimer.

Mel takes it all in her stride



MEL EVERSON is determined not to let breast cancer ruin her active lifestyle.

The Lismore Court officer has barely taken time off work to have chemotherapy, and she has no plans to slack off in two months when her radiotherapy begins on the Gold Coast.

"I'll drive up each day after work ? I won't let this beat me," she said. "I've had a few days off when I've been too sick, but the people I work for have been fantastic."

Mel, along with 23 of her friends and family, will take it all in her stride on October 9 and 10 in the Cancer Council's Relay for Life at Lismore's Oakes Oval.

In the meantime, Mel is raising money for the Cancer Council with a 'guess the number of lollies in the jar' competition at the Lismore Courthouse.

nTo enter a team in the Cancer Council's Relay For Life call 6681 1933 or visit www.cancercouncil.com.au.

Dates are: Lismore, October 9-10; Lower Clarence, October 16-17; and Casino, Oc- tober 30-31.



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