Ral­ly­ing to­gether

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

This year's Re­lay for Life Joon­dalup Wan­neroo raised more than $300,000 for the WA Can­cer Council.

MORE than 1000 peo­ple took part in the 2018 Re­lay for Life Joon­dalup Wan­neroo, rais­ing more than $300,000 for Can­cer Council WA.

“Eighty can­cer sur­vivors took part in the open­ing lap of hon­our and at­tended the sur­vivor af­ter­noon tea,” fundrais­ing co­or­di­na­tor Joanne Jones said. “For the first time, teams used cans of food rather than sand to hold their can­dle bag trib­utes in place for the mov­ing can­dle­light cer­e­mony.

“Hun­dreds of cans were col­lected and do­nated to The Sal­va­tion Army.”

The high­est fundrais­ing team at the Oc­to­ber 20-21 re­lay at HBF Arena in Joon­dalup was The Bobby Dazzlers, cap­tained by Julie-Ann Walsh, who raised more than $22,300.

Other award win­ners in­cluded the St Si­mon Peter team for best fancy dress, Kingsway Chris­tian Col­lege for best dec­o­rated tent site and school with the most funds raised, the City of Joon­dalup’s Pink Ladies for the cor­po­rate team with most funds raised, St Joseph’s Northam for com­plet­ing the most laps, and the Sleep­walkin’ Groovers for the best ba­ton.

A team from Com­mu­nity News, the Week­enders, chipped in about $3400.

The Bobby Dazzlers team raised the most money for the 2018 Re­lay for Life Joon­dalup Wan­neroo.

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