It was a weekend of celebration for Trish Taylor at the 2014 Orana Relay for Life.
"I'm here to give back and celebrate and to say thank you to the people who have supported us," she said.
In April 2010, Ms Taylor's husband Matt had a sarcoma removed from the side of his head, followed by seven weeks of radiation.
Two years later, Ms Taylor was also found to have cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery, and underwent chemotherapy.
Then in February this year, Ms Taylor was found to have a sarcoma in her left thigh, completely urelated to her breast cancer or her husband's sarcoma.
Ms Taylor said the Cancer Council provided the pair with the resources they needed both as carers and survivors throughout the years and she was doing the relay for the first time to support the organisation.
"I'm really impressed by what the Cancer Council is putting back into the community," she said.
Ms Taylor said at the moment, the Cancer Council are looking to end the disparity between rural and urban patients.
"In regional areas you have to pay a co-payment for chemo and other drugs but in Sydney you don't."
Ms Taylor said she had to pay a $6 or $7 co-payment for each dose of chemotherapy, as well as $36.10 every week for eight weeks for anti-nausea medication.
"It's one of the biggest things and you don't expect to pay for medications," she said.
Yet, Ms Taylor said when she underwent the same chemotherapy in Sydney there was no cost.
On top of the medication costs, most regional patients also have to pay to travel to larger cities for their treatment.
"Regional patients travel a lot to access their treatment. I had to travel to Orange, stay there during the week and then drive home," Ms Taylor said.
However, Ms Taylor was thankful to the Cancer Council for providing travel and accommodation subsidies.
"They're also trying to place more indigenous health workers into cancer services. The Aboriginal population has a higher mortality rate. Often they can't access the services or they don't know about them."
She said her 12-person team hoped to raise $1500 for the Cancer Council, but for them, the relay was less about raising money and more about celebrating.