THE wedding vow ‘in sickness and in health’ took on a special meaning for northern suburbs couple Amelia Hewison and Robi Boscarino at their recent wedding.
Amelia and Robi first met during one of the first Joondalup Wanneroo Relay for Life events and were drawn together as the youngest cancer survivors there.
Amelia was in recovery after overcoming kidney and liver cancer and Robi was fighting lymphoma.
“Both Robi and I were very emotional for the sickness and health line of our vows,” Amelia said.
“We added ‘Whatever lies ahead, good or bad, we will face together’ at the end of the vows because we know we can face any of life’s challenges together.”
Their November wedding at Mindarie Marina was attended by 120 guests, including former Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard who was Chairperson of the Relay for Life event where they met.
“When we first met at Relay for Life we cut the cake together at the survivors afternoon tea with Troy, so we asked Troy to cut our wedding cake with us,” Amelia said.
It is the reward of getting to celebrate the ‘happily ever after’ for cancer survivors like Amelia and Robi that motivates the Relay For Life teams, event volunteer staff and organisers to dedicate their time, effort and heart toward the annual event.
The 2018 Joondalup-Wanneroo Relay For Life is on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, at HBF Arena in Joondalup.
If you are interested in putting together a team, volunteering or just coming along on the day for a moving and fun event, find out more at bitly.com/RFLJoondalupWanneroo.