Personal breast

Sam Cunnington with husband Steve and children Max and Lewis registered their team ‘Personal Breast’ at Sunday’s launch of the 2011 Corangamite Relay for Life.

DRY eyes were few and far between at Sunday’s launch of the 2011 Corangamite Relay for Life.
Local resident Sam Cunnington, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2009, spoke to the gathered crowd on Sunday.
Corangamite Shire administration secretary of the Corangamite Relay For Life volunteer organising committee  Juli Grauer said Sam made a very moving speech regarding her experience with being diagnosed with cancer and the effects on her husband and children.
“She spoke as “when we” were diagnosed as it is something that does affect the whole family,” she said.
“For Sam, Relay For Life is a chance to assist researchers in their important work with the hope that one day her oncologist will tell her there is a new treatment to try.”
The Corangamite community’s second annual Cancer Council Victoria Relay For Life event will be staged at the Cobden Community Bank Recreation Reserve on the weekend of March 5 and 6, 2011.
Following on from the success of this year’s inaugural Corangamite Relay For Life at Camperdown, which raised nearly $100,000, organisers are gearing up for an even bigger event in 2011.
About 50 people attended the launch, with 19 teams registering on the day.
Mrs Cunnington, who owns and operates a personal training business, signed up with her family and is hoping to encourage friends, family and clients to get involved.
“I think Relay For Life is fantastic, it’s a great way of raising awareness,” she said.
“You can do as much or as little as you feel up to.
“The researchers desperately need these dollars to continue with research.”
Mrs Cunnington has aptly named her team “Personal Breast” which has raised a few laughs from family and friends.
“In the next few weeks we will be donating 10 per cent of training fees to our team,” she said.
“It’s a great way to get fit and help out a good cause at the same time.”

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