TEAM COMBAT CANCER: Dominic Gough, 16, (second from left) and his team (from left: Valencia Leonie, Annie Schoeffel, Annika King, Athiya Azeem, Ellie Bishop, Arshiya Azeem, Ursula Cooper and Colan Brehaut) will join the Coffs Relay for Life to help raise funds for cancer research.
TEAM COMBAT CANCER: Dominic Gough, 16, (second from left) and his team (from left: Valencia Leonie, Annie Schoeffel, Annika King, Athiya Azeem, Ellie Bishop, Arshiya Azeem, Ursula Cooper and Colan Brehaut) will join the Coffs Relay for Life to help raise funds for cancer research.

Young team in Relay to combat cancer

DOMINIC Gough and his team of 10 are determined to make a difference to people, who lives have been touched by cancer.

Team Combat Cancer can be seen walking the tracks in distinctive purple Relay For Life shirts. Members have been in quest of raffle prizes and selling their delicious homebaked goods in various locations on the Coffs Coast.

So impressed by the Bishop Druitt students' involvement in last year's Coffs Harbour Relay For Life, Dominic decided to organise a team and begin fundraising for what he says is "a wonderful opportunity to do something positive for the community."

Dominic's mother Cindy said she is impressed with what her 16-year-old son had achieved by forming a team and organising the requisite permits to enable him to fundraise. About $2000 has already been banked, with many more inspirational events in the pipeline - a massive accomplishment.

On Saturday, May 25, the team will hold a barbecue at Bunnings. Raffle tickets will be available to buy, with some fabulous prizes on offer including a luxury dinner set donated by the Kitchen Shop; $80 hamper from The Book Warehouse; $70 hamper from Gourmand Ingredients; $50 hamper from Picture Perfect Candles; two free yoga classes from One Conscious Breath Yoga Studio and a $25 voucher from Love & Kisses.

Coffs Harbour Relay For Life is one of the most important fundraising events on the Cancer Council NSW calendar. More than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved through improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment in the past 20 years. The impact of this is eight Australians a day surviving cancer!

The efforts of community-minded people like Dominic and his dedicated team, working hard at raising these much-needed funds, give hope to all cancer patients and survivors.

Dominic is setting a challenge to all school students to set up a team and start fundraising.

"It's a lot of fun and it's so simple," he said. "Just hop online."

To register, go to the website or call Fiona Foulkes on 6659 8402 or send Fiona an email.



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