Ready for life re­lay

Alpine Observer - - Myrtleford Show - By JUSTIN JENVEY

TEAMS par­tic­i­pat­ing in this year’s Alpine Shire ‘Re­lay for Life’ will ramp up fundrais­ing ef­forts in the next two and a half weeks.

Eleven teams are cur­rently reg­is­tered to take part in the Can­cer Coun­cil fundraiser at Myrtle­ford’s McNa­mara Re­serve on Novem­ber 18 and 19.

Myrtle­ford P12 Col­lege is one that will con­trib­ute to the re­lay’s goal of $35,000 to fur­ther can­cer re­search, pre­ven­tion, in­for­ma­tion and sup­port ser­vices.

Teacher and Myrtle­ford P12 Re­lay for Life team leader Jo Mil­ford said staff and stu­dents were again look­ing for­ward to the event.

“Last year we en­tered a team for the first time af­ter our se­nior lead­er­ship group sug­gested it as a lot of them were in­volved in Re­lay for Life out­side of school,” she said.

“We put to­gether a team quite quickly but this year we’re more or­gan­ised and are ex­pect­ing a few more to take part.”

Mrs Mil­ford said the school will have a ‘ crazy hair and fancy hat or awe­some beanie day’ for pri­mary year lev­els on Fri­day while se­condary stu­dents will hold their own fundrais­ing the fol­low­ing week.

“Kids used to do the 40 Hour Famine which was re­ally pop­u­lar and now Re­lay for Life is a good cause they can all sup­port,” Mrs Mil­ford said.

“A lot of fam­i­lies within the school have bat­tled can­cer and the school get­ting to- gether and do­ing some­thing within the com­mu­nity for the com­mu­nity is some­thing we think is great.

“The event is a great bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause you’re hang­ing out to­gether and chat­ting while walk­ing laps.

“Our team is mainly made up of staff stu­dents and some par­ents and we’re happy for any­one to get in­volved.”

The Alpine Re­lay For Life will hold a fi­nal in­for­ma­tion night on Novem­ber 8 at Myrtle­ford’s Ablett Pavil­ion at 6.30pm.

The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee and Nick Wald from Can­cer Coun­cil Vic­to­ria will be there to an­swer any ques­tions you have about this year’s event.

On­line registrations close at mid­night on Novem­ber 12, af­ter which peo­ple will need to reg­is­ter on the day.

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