Wal­lies have win­ning spirit

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

LONG be­fore Jody John­son was di­ag­nosed with can­cer in 2002, she was a staunch sup­porter of the work of the Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

And her sis­ters and friends con­tinue this sup­port in her mem­ory, re­cently par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Re­lay for Life in Rock­hamp­ton.

Jody’s sis­ters Sally John­son and Trudy Gra­ham were mem­bers of the Where’s Wally team in the re­lay, and her mother Beth John­son and sis­ter Alicea Trott trav­elled from Mun­dub­bera to show their sup­port.

Jac­qui Pitts daugh­ters Scout and Tully also took part.

The Where's Wally team raised more than $17,000 and won the Spirit of Re­lay and Best Site Awards.

In to­tal the Rock­hamp­ton Re­lay raised more than $200,000.

Even be­fore her own ill­ness, Jody John­son fundraised for a cure for can­cer.

She par­tic­i­pated in the Terry Fox Run, an­nu­ally co­or­di­nated Daf­fodil Day at univer­sity and sold Can­teen ban­danas.

Ms John­son also made a spe­cial ef­fort in fundrais­ing for Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea dur­ing her year-long bat­tle with can­cer.

De­spite op­er­a­tions, chemo­ther­apy and her par­tic­i­pa­tion in a re­search pro­ject into ovar­ian can­cer con­ducted by the Queens­land In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search, she died in 2003 and in death do­nated her tu­mours so more could be learnt about her rare and ag­gres­sive form of can­cer.

Sally John­son is on the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, and the Where’s Wally team has al­ready pledged its par­tic­i­pa­tion for next year’s Re­lay for Life.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

RE­LAY FOR LIFE: Mun­dub­bera’s Where's Wally team (from left) Jac­qui Pitts with daugh­ters Scout and Tully, Trudy Gra­ham, Elysha Edwards, Beck Berry, Tanya Wil­liamson, Deb­o­rah Mon­nox, Abe Gra­ham, Sally John­son.

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