Participants ready to hop on board the Parke Relay for Life

RELAY READY: Back, Kelly Logan, Kirsty Van Ryn, Ty Logan and Parkes Relay for Life committee member Di Orr; (front) committee member Renee Rice and Kasey Ehsman (7) are ready for Saturday's Relay for Life.

RELAY READY: Back, Kelly Logan, Kirsty Van Ryn, Ty Logan and Parkes Relay for Life committee member Di Orr; (front) committee member Renee Rice and Kasey Ehsman (7) are ready for Saturday's Relay for Life.

Parkes woman Kirsty Van Ryn has no particular reason for taking part in this year’s Parkes Relay for Life and fundraising for cancer sufferers.

But she said there’s always someone you know who is affected in some way by cancer.

“So you hop on board and do what you can,” Kirsty said.

This is why Kirsty and her family have put up their hands to help out.

Kirsty is a member of the Signs You See Happy Feet team participating in this weekend’s event at Northparkes Oval.

You hop on board and do what you can - Kirsty Van Ryn

The 32-person strong team is the second highest fundraising group so far out of the 27 teams, having collected $2757. The highest as of 6pm Wednesday is TJ's Tribe, led by Laura Nash, with $3046.

It’s Signs You See Happy Feet’s first time participating in the Relay and their original goal was to raise $2000.

“We’re aiming for $5000 now,” Kirsty said.

Teammates Kelly Logan and seven-year-old Kasey Ehsman also said they just wanted to help people with cancer.

“We want to kick cancer in the butt,” Kasey said.

The Relay for Life will begin with the opening ceremony at 3.45pm on Saturday, October 22 with the candlelight ceremony at 6.30pm. The closing ceremony is at 8.30am Sunday, October 23.

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