The pair talked about helping to find a cure for cancer. They decided to form a team to take part in the WA Cancer Council�s Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo in October.
�We knew any money raised would help the Cancer Council with its research and support programs,� Janice said.
�As we�re both staff members at the RAAFA Merriwa retirement home, it wasn�t hard to get a team up and running.
�Staff members as well as family and friends joined up.�
As Mrs Hope began her road to recovery she saw first-hand the impact of cancer on family and friends.
�I think it has even more impact on them than it has on you,� she said.
�My boys joined our relay team, and now they want to do what they can to fight cancer.
�I don�t think people realise the support you need when you have cancer, or how supportive the WA Cancer Council is. I hope to start an exercise program devised by the council, which supports country people with treatment and accommodation.�
Inspired by Fay�s determination to remain strong, positive and healthy, the team has hit on a good name. �We call our team �Inspired by Hope�,� Janice said.
The team has been fundraising with a dance night, by baking buns and with a ladies night. On October 10 the team hopes to raise more at its �Tamla Motown Night 70s Music�. For more on this musical extravaganza call 0408 243 567 or 0434 054 858.
The Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo organising committee is seeking more teams. The 24-hour overnight event is on October 17-18 at Arena Joondalup. Call 0417 922 726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org