BRON Menzies was just a young mother when she died from cancer in 2011.
Today her strong battle with the disease will be honoured by 36 of her former workmates as they do laps in her memory at Launceston's Relay For Life.
Bron's Boag's Buddies started participating in the Cancer Council fund-raiser five years ago, raising $33,000 for cancer support services.
This year, the group has raised $9000.
Former workmate Adrian Hinds said Boag's Brewery staff in Launceston were deeply affected by Bron's diagnosis in 2009 so they decided to do something.
``Cancer affects everyone in some way,'' Mr Hinds said.
``When she died, it affected us all.
``She had a young child too which made it harder.''
He said the group participated in Relay For Life not just to raise money but awareness.
Mr Hinds said Bron's case and others proved that cancer was not just a disease that affected older age groups.
Although Relay For Life had sad and solemn moments, Mr Hinds said there was a good community atmosphere over the 24-hour walk.
``And to participate is such a small contribution to make to people who have had such a hard time,'' he said.
Relay For Life starts today from midday at the St Leonards Athletics Centre.