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April 12, 2012
ON THE RUN: POSTD Mathew McDonald and
ABSN Grey lead the way for HMAS Waterhen
during the Relay for Life in north Sydney.
MARATHON efforts were the order of the day
when Team Navy put its best feet forward for
the annual Cancer Council Relay for Life at
Navy members from Canberra, HMAS
Albatross, HMAS Creswell and HMAS
Waterhen collectively raised significant
amounts in the 24-hour event.
At Nowra Showground on March 31,
groups from 723 Squadron, Navy Domestic
Engagement, Albatross Stores and Creswell
had 25 personnel and their families combine
to form one enthusiastic Navy team that raised
At Sydney's North Shore relay, SMNSN
Fiona White captained a team of 12 from
HMAS Waterhen on March 24-25. Making
a highly visible presence on the track during
the event in their DPNUs and Navy attire,
Waterhen's team raised $5626, the fourth high-
est team fundraising amount for this relay.
Special mention goes to LEUT Scott Carter
and POSTD Mathew McDonald who both ran
five laps every hour, on the hour. The team
proudly took the title for completing most
laps, clocking up an incredible 800 laps, which
equated to more than 288km.
In Canberra, Navy People Career
Management Agency's team named them-
selves 'Stepping Oppos for Life', while a tri-
service 'Legion of ADF Superheros' team also
included a handful of civilian staff. One mem-
ber, LEUT Elizabeth Clayton, who is eight
months pregnant, donned a superwoman outfit
and walked for more than an hour.
In torrential rain for most of the night,
Stepping Oppos for Life raised $2815.
Marathon efforts in annual Relay for Life
STEADY PACE: Left,
CPO Sharon Brown,
ABSN Willem Helder
and LSCK Stuart Helps
add to the lap tally for
HMAS Waterhen in
Below, the team from
covered more than
288km during the Relay
for Life in Sydney.
Right, this team from
near Nowra combined
for the Relay for Life at
Below, Navy personnel
from the Navy People
Agency with their legion
of ADF super heroes
at the Relay for Life in
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