Re­lay for Life gets un­der way Satur­day

Alpine Observer - - Bright Hot Rods - By JUSTIN JENVEY

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.

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