LACIE RYAN, 22
How did you achieve your accomplishments?
Through persistence being a Relay for Life participant and learning all there is to know about the Cancer Council, I was invited to join the organising committee.
Is there anyone that helped you along the way?
The Cancer Council coordinator at the time provided me with lots of advice along the way and my family were always a huge support.
Was it hard to accomplish this?
Time management and delegation were two of the hardest parts of my role.
It took me a couple of years to master those skills in the big role that I’ve got and once I did, I was even able to take on another role as well.
Does your accomplishment relate to what you want to do in the future?
Yes, in the future I would like to be an employee of the Cancer Council Victoria. I would like to be a Relay for Life Coordinator in charge of relays all around Victoria to help educate people about what Relay for Life is and how it plays such an important role in finding a cure for cancer.
What’s the next goal you want to complete?
I would like to become the chairperson of the Ballarat Relay for Life committee one day and have the opportunity to lead our committee in raising over $100,000 in a 12-month period.
Is this something you want other youths to get involved in?
Yes, yes, yes. I cannot stress this enough how important it is to be educated about cancer and raising money to find a cure. Relay for Life has changed my life, being involved has opened my eye to a whole new perspective in life and now I live every day of my life to the fullest. I want to be involved in it forever.
What’s your favourite subject?
I enjoyed psychology and counselling subjects.
What do you for with your free time?
I love AFL football. I follow the Geelong Cats and in my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and dedicate most of my time to organising and attending fundraising events.
What’s your favourite song?
‘Don’t worry child’ – Swedish House Mafia. It’s a happy and upbeat song and motivates me to always push myself to my limits and never give up.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Healing power – to be able to heal people of illness and disease.
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