Relay for Life gets under way Saturday
ELEVEN teams and close to 100 people will take part in this weekend’s Alpine Shire Relay for Life in Myrtleford.
McNamara Reserve will host the Cancer Council fundraiser for the first time which gets underway at 4pm on Saturday.
The event will include a number of special formalities with the first being the opening ceremony which is followed by the traditional survivors and carers opening lap.
Any cancer survivor or carer in the area wishing to get involved in this part of the event can do so without having to be a registered participant.
A complementary afternoon tea will follow the survivors and carers opening lap.
There is a jam-packed entertainment program with the iDance dance troupe, as well as musical acts McRobin, Alix Mulligan, the Myrtleford Ukulele Group, Maddie Torrens, Matt Smith and Adam Lindsay all performing.
Participants can also look forward to activities such as tug-o-war, Relay’s Got Talent and the famous Miss Relay pageant.
At 9pm on Saturday night during the moving Candle Light Ceremony, all partici- pants will take time to reflect on their loved ones who have been touched by cancer.
The event will wrap up at 10pm on Sunday with the closing ceremony.
Cancer Council’s Nick Wald said the seventh Alpine Shire Relay for Life was shaping up to be another successful event.
“It’s been a privilege to watch this Relay for Life come together over the past nine months, the efforts of the tireless volunteers and the support of the Alpine Shire community as a whole have been fantastic,” he said.
“This Relay has raised over $200,000 in its’ previous six years and this is something that the whole community should be proud of and I can’t wait to see everyone there.”
People can still register on the day of the event for $25.
WALK FOR A CAUSE: This year’s Alpine Shire Relay for Life is shaping up as another successful weekend.