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Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic is a senior journalist for the North Central Review primarily covering politics at all levels and sport with a particular interest in basketball. Since 2019 she has worked for several publications across Victoria including most recently at the Alexandra Standard and Yea Chronicle. She is always keen to hear from local community members about issues they face and has an interest in crime and court reporting.

Relay for Lifers walked many laps, had conversations, and shared tears and laughs on Saturday, March 2 in Lancefield while raising vital funds for Cancer Council.

Sixteen teams and 227 relayers registered with many others attending to participate with $39,576 raised at time of publication, and teams can continue raising money until April 2.

The Lancefield event total over 21 years is currently $1,778,218.

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Clarkefield and Friends were the highest fundraisers with $6643 but with a fabulous sausage sizzle and silent auction during the event their total will grow.

Teams that raise $5000 or more can choose a cancer research project for funds to support, name it in memory of their loved one and be acknowledged in Cancer Council Victoria’s Annual Review.

TIGERS THREADS: Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club won best team outfit at the Lancefield Relay for Life. ​

Three Lancefield teams are eligible this year – Clarkefield and Friends, Puddles Team and JK Joggers.

Captain of Jodie’s Army, Darren Pendlebury participated in memory of his cousin.

“It was a great day with my family in memory of my cousin Jodie,” he said.

“We have all been touched by cancer and it is what brings us all together.”

Community Bank in Lancefield sponsored the event and senior branch manager Angela Dickens said it was a day with mixed emotions.

“But it is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, support those fighting cancer and share memories of those we have lost to cancer,” she said.

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