Wanted: Relay for Life extras
A CANCER scare seven years ago has prompted Evans Head woman Adele Maynard to organise a local Relay for Life team to be part of the Ballina event on October 27 and 28.
Ms Maynard is encouraging more people to join the team to help raise money to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who lost the battle and continue to fight this insidious disease.
"We have seven registered people but we need up to 15," she said.
"The relay starts at 3pm and goes until 9am in the morning.
"The team takes turns in walking through the night and passes a baton on to the next team member."
Ms Maynard said she had always wanted to do the relay but never seemed to find the time.
"I figured this year I did have the time," she said.
"We will be looking for fundraising opportunities, holding raffles and having sausage sizzles."
Ms Maynard will also be dropping around the Cancer Council money boxes for people to donate their change.
She will be ably supported by Jeremy Bryant, Mandy Hansen, Tracey Collyer, Deb Wilson, Kelly Wilson, Bonnie Wilson and Karen Bryant.
Jeremy Bryant said he had seen enough people he knew battle cancer.
"Dad had cancer eight years ago and so did a number of friends," he said.
If you would like to join the team or sponsor it in any way, you can contact Adele on 0421 568 550 or evansheadrelay firstname.lastname@example.org.