Fun fundraiser seeks walk­ers

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

You don’t need to be a marathon run­ner to cel­e­brate, re­mem­ber and fight back for Can­cer So­ci­ety Auck­land’s Re­lay for Life.

Teams of friends, fam­i­lies, col­leagues and school groups can now sign up to walk to­gether to raise funds in sup­port of those with can­cer in the so­ci­ety’s key fundraiser.

Can­cer So­ci­ety Auck­land chief ex­ec­u­tive John Loof says there is no event quite like it.

Live mu­sic, a fun camp­ing out at­mos­phere, a spe­cial can­dlelit cer­e­mony, food and fam­ily fun all play a part in the re­lay. The event pro­vides much-needed funds for the Can­cer So­ci­ety, which re­ceives no di­rect government fund­ing.

‘‘Re­lay For Life is an op­por­tu­nity for us to talk about can­cer, how it has af­fected our fam­i­lies and our lives,’’ Mr Loof says.

‘‘You can do one or 100 laps – you just need to make sure that you have team spirit and some­one to keep the ba­ton mov­ing.’’

Team signups take place this month and next for the Fe­bru­ary and March re­lays.

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