Sandra Pugh is in training for this year’s Relay for Life with the Allsorts team.
Sandra Pugh is in training for this year’s Relay for Life with the Allsorts team. Jen Tybell

Takes Allsorts to go distance

A WIDE variety of people come together at the Relay for Life, so Sandra Pugh and her team thought there was no better name than to label their team the ‘Allsorts'.

Christine Pugh, Sandra's sister-in-law, is the team captain and decided to get on board with Relay For Life after she was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer.

Having participated last year, Christine said she was looking forward to the event.

“We enjoyed the event so much last year that we decided back then to do it again for 2010,” she said.

“We called ourselves the Allsorts because cancer affects all sorts of people and all sorts of people can help raise both funds and awareness in all sorts of ways.”

They have team members travelling from all over to be a part of the event and they have a lot of fun and exciting activities planned for the 18-hour adventure.

Sandra Pugh is planning to walk the full 18 hours with only short toilet breaks.

Ms Pugh will do the event not only for her sister-in-law but also her father who passed away from cancer.

“My goal is to walk for 18 hours. I don't have a particular distance and I will not be running, just walking and talking to people along the way,” Sandra said.

Relay for Life is about raising awareness of cancer and raising funds for a vital cause.

Christine said in last year's Survivor's walk she drew strength from those around her who had been through a similar situation.

“I finished my chemotherapy in January this year and so far so good, and I am looking forward to my second Survivor's walk.”

The event continually draws out people from all walks of life and from all parts of Australia.

It brings together cancer survivors and those that have been affected by cancer sometime in their life.

If you would like to lend a helping hand and help find a cure for cancer you can donate funds by heading to www.relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 656 585.



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