Recognised as real champion

ROS Bedward doesn't think she is much of a champion, but her cancer fundraising efforts may earn her the title.

The Rockhampton chairman of the Cancer Council Relay for Life fundraiser has been nominated for The Rock Cancer Champion award.

The award recognises individuals who have worked tirelessly in fundraising and championing the fight against cancer.

For 25 years Ros has helped to raise “lots and lots” of money and enjoys working with Camp Quality as a companion and speaker.

Ros said she was amazed at how the kids “deal with cancer better than adults do”.

She said she would always remember “one fellow” who died six weeks after the camp.

“He said he hoped heaven was full of sun, flowers and stars- and no bloody rain- it rained the whole time we were there.”

Some of her proud fundraising moments include helping to raise $250,000 each year with the Relay For Life and when Rockhampton won the highest percentage of survivors participating in the fundraiser last year at a conference in Sydney.

“The survivors are what it is all about,” she said.

This year the Relay For Life starts on May 30 at the Ian Coombe Oval at CQUniversity and has 111 registered teams.

To register a team call the Cancer Council on 4927 7088.



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