Relay for life

My son, Tyson, who lost his dad in November, and his wife Vanessa are doing something very special. They have mounted a Relay For Life team raising funds for The Cancer Council of South Australia and have raised more than $1000 with sponsorship and the hard work of fund-raising.  Vanessa has cooked trays of honey biscuits at  Christmas and pretty cup cakes since and has sold hundreds of  them.

Tyson has manned the barbecue for a fund-raiser at home and held a snooker competition where people had to pay to compete – and also for their supper!.Their efforts have been in memory of Tyson’s father, but it has become a fun family event with Vanessa’s dad also joining the team – Will Power 23. The team event will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Santos Stadium and  funds raised goes directly to research into methods of cancer prevention and community education programs in early detection and management.

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1 Comment to “Relay for life”

  1. By Julie House, 02/05/2011 @ 1:21 pm

    My daughter, Yvonne, organised the Adelaide High School team at Relay for Life, this year and 2 years previously. The kids love it, staying up all night with little parental supervision, and raise money for a good cause as well. This year the night was cold and wet. I put in a token appearance (I walked one lap of the oval) and left shortly afterwards. I think there would have been some colds and flus the following week, as our kids weren’t very prepared for the weather.

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