Cancer survivor Sandra Moore will never forget the day she received the news she had breast cancer.
“The moment I told my partner and my daughter was the moment I decided that I am going to beat this, I have too much to live for,” Ms Moore said.
With the support of her family and friends, the Goondiwindi local had a tough 19-month cancer journey.
It began with six months of chemotherapy, 12 months of taking non-chemotherapy drugs and five weeks of radiation.
“If there is one thing, I would love everyone dealing with cancer to know it’s okay to feel angry,” she said.
“It’s okay to feel down”.
“Just never let a cancer diagnosis consume you and always make an effort to get up and go out and keep your life as normal as possible.”
In honour of her resilience Ms Moore was named the Face of Border Rivers Relay For Life this year.
Due to low registration numbers, the 2019 event was cancelled and instead there was a community BBQ event on November 2 in Goondiwindi Town Park.Sandy spoke at the event, which featured a welcome from Cancer Council Queensland, BBQ, survivors and carers afternoon tea, music and a mini candlelight ceremony.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan thanked Ms Moore for sharing her story to raise awareness.
“Sandy is passionate about raising awareness and reaching out to support locals who have been affected by cancer and we are grateful that she was present at our event,” Ms McMillan said.
For more information on local Relay For Life events, visit relayforlife.org.au.