Relay keeps uncle in mind

Karen Bailey, of Waterford, with a photograph of her brother Kevin Fuller, and her daughter Kerry Bailey. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d423100
Karen Bailey, of Waterford, with a photograph of her brother Kevin Fuller, and her daughter Kerry Bailey. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d423100

For Kerry Bailey, this is an opportunity to remember her uncle Kevin Bruce Fuller, who was lost to cancer.

After taking part in the Relay For Life Perth for the past two years with the Firefighter 4 Firefighters team, Ms Bailey is hitting the track again for the first ever Relay For Life Fremantle as team captain of Kevin’s Knights.

They will remember his dedication to his 43-year career with the Department of Mines and Petroleum, as well as the many hundreds of hours he spent researching and documenting their family history.

Mr Fuller died just eight months after his initial diagnosis, but Ms Bailey said he spent those months living life as best he could.

‘He visited friends, spent time with his family and his newest grandchild and even bought a new sports car,’ she said.

‘He never lost his cheeky smile or his trademark beard, and kept his fighting spirit throughout.’

Now Kevin’s Knights will honour Kevin’s strength by participating in Relay For Life Fremantle.

Relay For Life raises money for Cancer Council WA to fund cancer research, education and support services for people living with cancer.

Funds also enable Cancer Council WA to provide accommodation at Crawford and Milroy Lodges for regional cancer patients travelling to Perth for treatment.

Relay For Life is an event in which teams of 10 to 15 take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay-style run or walk overnight. To get involved, visit relayforlife.org.au.