ULLADULLA RELAY FOR LIFE 2012
RAINE and Horne Relay for Life team members are throwing their support behind a colleague whose daughter is battling cancer.
Heather Durand’s 19-year-old daughter Bridgette is undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma after being diagnosed in November last year.
The R&H Cruisin’ for a Cure team will be walking to show their support for Bridgette and her family.
Team captain Lyn Histon took part in last year’s event and was so moved by it that she decided to form a team made up of R&H staff and their families.
“As soon as I mentioned it, everybody here was keen to get involved,” she said.
“The general consensus was that we would do it for Heather.”
Lyn told the Times the Relay for Life was “dear to everyone’s hearts”.
“Last year’s relay was a very moving time,” she said.
“When you’re walking around the track you’re thinking about who you’re doing it for, especially during the candle light ceremony.
“We all know someone who has been touched by cancer - I have lost my mum, my dad and my brother.
“When you feel like there’s nothing you can do, this is one way of being physically able to help out.
“During the relay you see those survivors and those who are going through treatment and it’s really very emotional.”
Lyn said walking alongside Heidi Brook last year she “never could have imagined she wouldn’t be here for this year’s event”.
“It’s mind-blowing and so tragic,” she said.
The Cruisin’ for a Cure team is calling for their friends and family to show their support and sponsor the Relay for Life online or by dropping into the offices in Ulladulla or Milton.