Joshua, 5, Aiden, 7, and Emily, 10, Kurikka with their mum Debbie who is fundraising for relay for life.
Joshua, 5, Aiden, 7, and Emily, 10, Kurikka with their mum Debbie who is fundraising for relay for life. Alistair Brightman

Youngsters will lead the relay charge for cancer fundraising

SEVEN-year-old Aiden Kurikka and 10-year-old Douglas Driscoll are the faces of this year's Hervey Bay Relay for Life.

The event is a team challenge to raise funds for the Cancer Council, recognise survivors and remember those who have lost their battle to the disease.

Participants take turns to walk or run with a baton throughout the 18-hour, overnight event, manage team tent sites and join in fundraising activities.

Aiden and Douglas will lead the survivors and carers lap to officially open the relay and share a poem with participants.

Aiden's mum, Deborah Kurikka, said the Cancer Council provided her family with counselling and support while Aiden was in Brisbane for treatment.

He was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in 2008, an aggressive form of cancer affecting the eye, and has now made a full recovery.



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