Re­lay raises $76,318 for can­cer cause

Pilbara News - - News - Bran­wen Smith

■ Ex­mouth Re­lay for Life 2015 has raised $76,318 to­wards the Can­cer Coun­cil’s mis­sion of a can­cer­free fu­ture.

Twelve teams worked tire­lessly over the past nine months to fundraise the out­stand­ing amount, which more than dou­bled the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee’s orig­i­nal tar­get.

The ef­fort cul­mi­nated in a 24hour re­lay walk on Ex­mouth’s Talan­jee Oval on Septem­ber 4 and 5 amid a party at­mos­phere full of games, fun ac­tiv­i­ties and live per­for­mances.

The fundrais­ing con­tin­ued in the 24-hour chal­lenge with head shav­ing, auc­tions and raf­fles bring­ing in the dol­lars from the gen­er­ous Ex­mouth com­mu­nity.

The re­lay paused briefly dur­ing the night for a can­dle­light cer­e­mony cel­e­brat­ing those who have beaten can­cer and remembering those who have died from the dis­ease.

The Lego Heads team notched up the most laps at 817, the Cir­cus for a Cure team raised the most money at more than $11,000 and King and Queen of the re­lay were Roge Kempe and Michelle Head from the Cir­cus for a Cure team.

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