Orange Aboriginal Medical Service staff relay cancer message
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WALK FOR A CURE: Orange Aboriginal Medical Service Relay for Life team members Kate McKay, Lisa Armstrong, Ekala French and captain Ronny Leonard. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0130oamsrelay1ORANGE Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS) staff hope to raise awareness about cancer as they participate in the Orange and District Relay for Life.
The Relay for Life is Cancer Council NSWOrange’s largest annual fundraiser, which raised $130,000 for cancer prevention and research last year.
It’s the OAMS relay team’s second year participating in the fundraiser, and team captain Ronny Leonard said it was important to staff that they took part.
“Cancer has affected us all. We have a lot of patients who have or had cancer, and there are some personal losses among staff as well,” Mr Leonard said.
“It’s important for us to get the message out about cancer.”
Mr Leonard said patients were supportive of the team, and helped raise money by purchasing raffle tickets and donating their spare change.
“Their pretty open to it once we explain what it is to them. They’re happy to support it,” he said.
“I think it’s a great cause because it gives people hope.”
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