Do a Relay your way in 2021

After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in late 2018, Relay Your Way is a cause close to Danielle Morgan's heart.

The Port Lincoln mother of three said positivity and support helped her through the ordeal and that support has motivated her to give back by taking part in the 2020 Relay Your Way Challenge.

"We're incredibly grateful for the support of our awesome friends, family and community - without that, I'm not sure if we would have got through it," she said.

"I know that there are many in our community who have been impacted by a cancer, which is why events like Relay Your Way are so important, especially after an incredibly hard year."

Ms Morgan discovered a hard lump in her right breast in September 2018 and knew she had to get it checked immediately.

After numerous CT scans, mammograms, ultrasounds and blood tests, she was diagnosed with early breast cancer in October 2018.

"My whole world was rocked and turned upside down," she said.

An MRI revealed three more cancers plus an ovarian tumour, and a month later she had an operation at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, followed by five months of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiotherapy.

The Relay Your Way 28-kilometre challenge is a new way for the community to relay during COVID-19.

People can register as an individual or as part of a team, set a 28km goal and complete it when they can.

Participants can dedicate their relay to a loved one currently undergoing cancer treatment, those who have survived, or somebody who lost their life.

Ms Morgan has been working towards completing her 28km goal and fundraising throughout the past few months for Cancer Council SA.

She said if it could help others as she was helped, then it would be worth it.

"I know how challenging cancer can be, but I also know that there is light at the other end," she said.

"Organisations like Cancer Council SA are so vital in supporting people through a cancer diagnosis, which is why I'm passionate about taking part in Relay to give back."

All money raised through Relay Your Way will help Cancer Council fund research, prevention, advocacy and support services such as the lodges on Greenhill Road and Dequetteville Terrace in Adelaide for all South Australians impacted by cancer.

The Relay Your Way committee will also be hosting a virtual candlelight ceremony this Saturday.

To find out more and to order your candlebag contact Cancer Council SA on 1300 65 65 85.

You can also register to take part in the Relay Your Way 28km Challenge at Cancer Council SA.