After losing her brother to melanoma cancer, one Wagga nurse now travels the Riverina helping those who suffer from the same disease.
Danielle Goss, the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust nurse, joined other runners at the annual Lap the Lake on Sunday.
Ms Goss said she has been in the role for almost three years.
"I have the capacity to visit them at home or go with them to appointments," she said.
"Often it is very overwhelming being diagnosed with cancer.
"With melanoma as well, there have been a lot of changes and new information so it's about unpacking and understanding that."
Ms Goss said she has always worked in oncology and hematology and started nursing in melanoma in Sydney.
"My brother died many years ago from melanoma and so it's always been a passion of mine," she said.
"One thing I am in awe of is Annette and Peter St Clair and what they have given after losing their only daughter to this disease.
"Yet, weekend after weekend they are out there giving back and not wanting other families to experience what they have."
Ms Goss said it's a testament to Wagga, that the charity has come such a long way.
"It is for the people," she said.
"We very much tailor the service to the needs of the patient. The service is free and anyone can refer or get in touch."
Peter Adams, one of the organisers for the event, said more than 100 people had signed up for Lap the Lake at Apex Park.
"The main purposes is for the community to support and celebrate those going on their melanoma journey," he said.
"It is also a fundraiser and people are generous because we are charging them for something they can normally do for free.
"It is a testament to Wagga."
Anita Bonetti and her family showed up in support for their friend Trudy Thompson from Wagga Takes Two who's chosen charity is the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust.
"It's a fantastic cause," she said.
"We have the kids and the dog and we have done absolutely no training whatsoever, but it is a lot of fun."
Mrs Bonetti said a dear friend was also battling cancer and events such as Lap the Lake is a great way to show support.
"We are here with their family to support her," she said. "She is a beautiful person and we love her."
Sarah Begley and Megan Farrell were ready to run with their children and prams.
"It's good to support a nice charity and I knew Amie in my childhood and we have the kids here to get them outside and enjoying themselves," Ms Farrell said. "We'll see if five kilometres is doable."
"It's nice to get the kids involved in a community event as well," Ms Begley said.
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