Cancer sufferer banks on his team at Relay for Life

RELAY RALLY: Alan Cummins (centre) with his Relay for Life team.
RELAY RALLY: Alan Cummins (centre) with his Relay for Life team.

GLADSTONE cancer sufferer Alan Cummins will have a whole team behind him in this weekend's Relay for Life event in Rockhampton.

The Gladstone branch manager of The Capricornian credit union will even be taking part himself, despite having a chemotherapy session the day before.

Mr Cummins was diagnosed in December last year and was told that without any treatment he had only six to nine months to live.

But he said with chemotherapy he had a good chance of going into remission, and doctors were so far happy with his progress.

The Capricornian was more than happy to get behind their respected colleague, who has been with the company for 10 years and has lived in Gladstone since 1983.

Hollie Brookes from the Rockhampton branch said the credit union was close to raising its target of $5000.

"It's a great feeling knowing that all money raised will go directly to helping those who are currently affected by cancer and fund research into finding a cure," she said.

Mr Cummins and his relay team will take part in Rockhampton's event on Saturday.

Gladstone's own Relay for Life is on July 26-27 at Chanel College.

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