RIGHT TEAM: CJ Meiklejohn and her dad Neil Meiklejohn will both play a part in tomorrow’s Relay for Life event.
RIGHT TEAM: CJ Meiklejohn and her dad Neil Meiklejohn will both play a part in tomorrow’s Relay for Life event. Erin Smith

CJ and dad right choice for Relay for Life job

THEY are the father and daughter duo who unfortunately know a thing or two about cancer and a thing or two about raising money for a cure.

So when it came down to finding someone to cut the ribbon and MC at this weekend's Relay for Life, Caitlyn - or CJ - and her dad, Southern Downs councillor Neil Meikejohn, were a pretty obvious choice.

CJ, a survivor of a brain tumour, is not quite well enough to take part in the relay.

The Warwick West State School student said she was glad she still had a chance to be involved.

"I get to cut a ribbon and read a poem with Millie Hauff," she said. "The poem is called Slow Dance and it is about making the most of things while you can."

CJ said she was amazed at how many people were getting involved at this weekend's event.

"The best part is that all the people who don't even have cancer are doing it to help raise money for the people who do," she said.

"My brother Jacob is doing it too with a team from Warwick State High School."

Cr Meiklejohn said there were 26 teams taking part in the relay over the weekend.

"They have blown their fundraising target out of the water," he said.

Cr Meiklejohn will be MC for the event and he said he was looking forward to it.

"It is a charity close to my heart and I am glad to be a part of it," he said.



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