Lifestyle

Walking for mum

Emily Mannion, 16, and her team Shirlene Sunflowers are doing the relay in her mum’s memory.
Emily Mannion, 16, and her team Shirlene Sunflowers are doing the relay in her mum’s memory. Rebecca Danslow

EMILY Mannion first took part in Relay for Life when her mum was still fighting cancer.

Sadly, Shirlene lost her battle in 2010, only months before the 2010 Relay for Life.

Despite just losing her mother, the brave teenager managed to get together a team and walk in her mum's honour.

This year, Emily's team Shirlene Sunflowers will again take part in the annual Relay for Life fundraiser on July 28-29 in memory of her beloved mum.

The annual event raises much-needed funds for the Cancer Council and sees teams of up to 15 people keep a baton moving in a relay style walk over 18 hours.

Emily said the Shirlene Sunflowers team was hoping to raise $2000.

Emily said it had been very tough not having her mum around.

"My dad's the rock now. He's had to become the mum and dad of the family," she said.

As part of the lead up to Relay for Life, a special Purple Day will be held on July 13.

Organisers are asking teams to wear something purple and get the message out there about Relay for Life and the need for a cure.

For more information or to register go online to the website www.relayforlife.org.au.

Topics:  cancer, fundraiser, gladstone, relay for life



Nicholl finds rhythm for Australia

Nicholl competing at the INS ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica.

Surfer flies flag for Australia.

The pacemaker cells of your gut

Restroom sign

Living Naturally: problems with the gut

Dunn eyes Millions for Group level push

TRAINING MASTERS: Matt and Keira Dunn at a Murwillumbah Racecourse race day.

Trainer eyes a cast of millions.

Latest deals and offers

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

That's a wrap: Gympie Muster celebrates 35 years in style

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at the Muster Club on Sunday August 28 at the Gympie Muster.

Country music festival blessed with great weather and bumper crowds

Julia and Sasha top The Block's leaderboard

Julia and Sasha in their winning master en-suite in a scene from The Block.

FIRST room reveals of the season deliver mixed results.

What's on the small screen this week

Bella Frizza in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight.

THE Block's $65,000 bathroom is revealed and strangers marry.

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m