YOUNG SUPPORTER: Kristie-Lee Morton is the youngest member of the Ballina Relay for Life organising committee.
YOUNG SUPPORTER: Kristie-Lee Morton is the youngest member of the Ballina Relay for Life organising committee.

Relay ‘much fun’ for Kristie-Lee

KRISTIE-Lee Morton, from Ballina, says the Relay For Life is ‘so much fun’.

She was involved in helping the organising committee for The Cancer Council fundraiser last year.

But this year, the 18-year-old Trinity Catholic College student has stepped up to be part of the organising committee.

And she wants to see more youth teams – particularly school teams – get involved in the fundraiser.

Kristie-Lee’s grandmother has cancer – and that was her motivation to raise money for The Cancer Council’s research and support programs.

She has been involved in other fundraisers for cancer research, organising a girls’ night in and a boys’ night in to raise money for breast cancer and prostate cancer research respectively. She raised $2000.

And the Relay for Life, she said, is lots of fun for youth.

“You can have a whole group of friends and you can make a fun night of it,” she said.

The Ballina Relay for Life will be held at Kingsford Smith Park on November 7-8.

It’s an 18-hour event in which teams take it in turns to walk around the oval at Kingsford Smith Park.

The relay will be officially launched at a Carnivale Dinner Dance to be held at the Ballina RSL Club on July 4.

The drumming group, the Samba-Blisstas, will be a feature of the night.

Tickets to the dinner-dance cost $45 and are available from the club.

The event starts at 6.30pm.

For more information, phone Tracey on 0431 520343 or Dee on 0405 324319. To register for the Relay for Life, see www.relayforlife.org.au.

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