Much pain and gain with this Relay For Life target

BREAST cancer survivor Pat Higgins becomes emotional when asked what she thinks about the challenge members of Relay for Life team Crossfit Shoalhaven have set themselves.

She said she was touched they would be doing burpees for 24 hours during the Nowra relay to support cancer survivors like herself.

“I don’t think you would get better people,” she said.

Her daughter Nicole Farragia, the Crossfit Shoalhaven team captain, said the reason for the burpees was because they wanted to make a statement and support a great cause.

“We wanted to do something hard because the pain we will go through is nothing compared to what someone battling with cancer goes through,” she said.

“Lots of people will be walking so we wanted to do something different.”

A burpee is a difficult exercise. You start on the ground, move into a push-up position and then jump into a squat, then jump to a standing position with your hands raised.

Mrs Farragia is confident the team will achieve their goal and said the members from Crossfit Shoalhaven loved a challenge.

“We like supporting community causes. We also like to promote health and happiness.”

She hopes at least 48 people, including children, will be in the team and take up the challenge.

The Relay for Life is a Cancer Council event which does have a fund-raising aspect.

Crossfit Shoalhaven is looking to businesses and individuals to sponsor them and for more

information contact Mrs Farragia on 0427 324 910. 

Meanwhile, Mrs Higgins is looking forward to the Shoalhaven Nowra Relay for Life which starts on Saturday, March 29 at the Nowra Showground.

Visit relayforlife.org.au or call the Cancer Council on 4223 0200 for more information.

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