Fay inspires rays of hope

Fay Hope(centre) flanked by (from left) Adam Hope, Caitlin Crawford, Shannon Mitchell, Janice Crawford, Trish Brogan and Craig Hope.
Fay Hope(centre) flanked by (from left) Adam Hope, Caitlin Crawford, Shannon Mitchell, Janice Crawford, Trish Brogan and Craig Hope.

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 relayforlifejoondalupwanneroo@gmail.com