Rally call for teams to join lo­cal Re­lay

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

A SEA of pur­ple will take over Whit­sun­day Sports Park on Oc­to­ber 13 when the Re­lay For Life kicks into gear.

Fam­i­lies, friends and work col­leagues are in­vited to join forces and team up to cel­e­brate sur­vivors, recog­nise their car­ers, and raise funds for those who are still liv­ing in the midst of can­cer strug­gles.

This year, the Whit­sun­day Re­lay For Life will be a nine-hour event held at Whit­sun­day Sports Park in Ju­bilee Pocket.

The Re­lay For Life is a fam­ily friendly event with teams capped at 15 and the rec­om­mended amount of peo­ple per team at 10.

At least one per­son from each team must be walk­ing or run­ning a lap of the course for the du­ra­tion of the event with a prize for the most laps com­pleted up for grabs.

Team­mates can walk or run to­gether, but each lap only counts as one.

The theme for this year’s event is Dr Seuss, so teams are en­cour­aged to dress up to make the re­lay colour­ful and fun.

Whit­sun­day Re­lay For Life Chair Wendy Barker said the event was a good way to show sup­port for the Can­cer Coun­cil and for those in our com­mu­nity who are fight­ing can­cer.

“Ev­ery­one’s af­fected by can­cer in some way in their life so we want to make sure that we sup­port all of those peo­ple and let them know that they aren’t alone,” she said.

Par­tic­i­pants and teams are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter on­line as soon as pos­si­ble.

Reg­is­tra­tions are $40 dur­ing the week and on the day of the re­lay and can be done through the Re­lay For Life web­site.


SPREAD THE WORD: Wendy Barker and Kathy Ans­ford pro­mote the Re­lay For Life at Show Whit­sun­day ear­lier this year.

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