FOLLOWING IN HER FOOTSTEPS: The Kimmorley sisters (from left) Mia, 13, Ava, 10, Ivy, 6, and Maddi, 15, will take part in the May relay. Picture: John VeageThe Kimmorley sisters wanted to do something specialtohonour their late mother and support the fight against cancer.
The four sisters tragicallylost their mumSharnie Kimmorley, wife of former NRL star Brett Kimmorley, last month tobrain cancer.
Fittingly, the eldest daughtersMaddiand Miajumped at the chance to join some friends and take part in the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life.
Therelay raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for Cancer Council NSW eachyear and is being staged at Wanda Beach’s Don Lucas Reserve on May 6/7.
The pair, whichattend Woolooware High School, has already raised over $5000between them forthe event.
“It wassomething that they wanted to do,” father Brett said.
“It was a way for them to do something. I’m very proud of them. They have been unbelievably strong.”
Brett and his four daughters are all planning on taking part in the 24-hour relay. He said it was a good way to help support the fight against cancer.
“It is a horrible thing this disease so if in some capacity we can help, that’s great.”
As of Monday,eldest daughter Maddi had raised the most money outof any individual supporting the 2017 relay.Brett said the girls were quite competitive with one another, and they had done really well to raise the support.
He said it wouldlikely be atough event for the girls – honouring their late mum – but he was very proud of their efforts.
Siblings: The Kimmorley sisters (from left) Mia, 13, Ivy, 6, Ava, 10, and Maddi, 15, will take part in the relay on May 6/7. Picture: John Veage
Relay for Life co-chairman Rod Coy said theywere doing an outstanding job.
“It’s very inspiring,and I’m sure their mother would be proud of them,” he said. “I’m very pleased to see the initiativethey are taking during a painful time.”
The Sutherland Shire Relay for Life is the second biggest Relay for Life in Australia.
This isthe first year since the eventwas borne that it won’t be held at Sylvania Waters Athletics Track.
The relay sees teams of about 10 to 15 people participate. Eachteamtriesto have at least one member walking on the track duringthe entire 24-hour relay.
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