Ready for life relay
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.