Pink paddlers take to the water

Debbie Rielly and Robyn Slavin

By Margaret Maccoll

Despite having had recent surgery to remove brain tumours Debbie Rielly travelled from Victoria to take part in Sunday’s Paddle in Pink breast cancer fundraiser as she has every year since it was begun four years ago by Lachlan Stevens of Boardwalk Boats.

The former triathlete was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. On Saturday she joined her sister-in-law Robyn Slavin on stand up paddle boards in the event which raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Noosa Sound once again turned into a river of pink with all shapes and sizes of water craft and their pink-clad sailors taking part and luckily the rain eased off for the paddle.


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