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six figures later, relay efforts shine bright BACCHUS MARSH


Moorabool’s sixth Relay for Life has raised more than $101,127 to support cancer research, education and patient support programs. More than 400 people descended on Maddingley Park for this year’s Cancer Council event on September 21. Organiser Gillian Loughman said it was “overwhelming” to know that the fund-raiser had provided more than $400,000 over past five years. This year, more than 400 cans of “It hit home pretty hard because I was food were also donated to Bacchus only 23 at the time,’’ he said. ‘‘But more Marsh’s Neighbours’ Place food I had great support around me, bank. everyone stuck together.” than “Everyone was in high spirits Mr Nash (pictured with wife $400,000 and it was a day of brilliant Belinda) was part of the Bacchus raised over sunshine and so much emotion,” Marsh Foodworks team that five years Ms Loughman said. raised more than $17,000. Troy Nash, who was diagnosed He said being part of the annual with testicular, stomach and neck cancer relay gave him a sense of achievement in 2000 and has been in remission for and purpose, and he was already looking almost 12 years, said he would never forget forward to his team raising even more that “rough patch”, and was “so grateful” money next year. \ PRISCILLA MOCA for his health.

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