ELLEN Morgan knows all too well the effects of cancer.
She had breast cancer, her husband had prostate cancer and family members have died of cancer.
And now she is preparing to do the Echuca-Moama Relay For Life for the fourth year.
‘‘It just holds a special place for me and I enjoy the whole event,’’ Mrs Morgan said.
‘‘And on July 20 we had our first fundraiser for Elle’s Cobbers at Gateway Lifestyle.’’
About 35 people turned up to support the team with raffles and afternoon tea.
‘‘We raised over $1100, which is great considering we raised only $400 more at last year’s event with double the people,’’ Mrs Morgan said.
‘‘It was terrific and everyone came out to support us.’’
But Mrs Morgan said if it wasn’t for two close friends, nothing would get off the ground.
‘‘Joyce Broadfoot and Mary Carter are incredible and I would like to thank them for all they do,’’ she said.
The relay will take place on October 21 and 22 at Brick Alley Soccer Oval, Moama.
■To donate or to register a team, go to fundraising.cancer.org.au/echucamoama