Can­cer re­lay plans set

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

Reg­is­tra­tions for Re­lay for Life in Porirua are open.

The Can­cer So­ci­ety’s first Re­lay for Life was held in Palmer­ston North in 2001 and they are now held through­out the coun­try.

In Porirua, Re­lay for Life will be held at Te Rau­paraha Park, on Satur­day, March 15, from 4pm un­til 9am the fol­low­ing day.

‘‘Re­lay for Life is an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to come to­gether in a pos­i­tive event that will raise aware­ness and funds to sup­port the work of Can­cer So­ci­ety,’’ said event or­gan­iser Tracy John­son.

‘‘Team mem­bers can walk and jog through the night, sym­bol­is­ing the fact that can­cer never sleeps. How­ever, peo­ple tak­ing part come and go as they like.’’

Re­lay for Life will be­gin with an open­ing cer­e­mony, in which can­cer sur­vivors and care­givers lead the first lap of the event.

Then team mem­bers take to the track – most walk, but some pre­fer to jog.

A Can­dle­light Cer­e­mony will be held later in the evening to re­mem­ber loved ones, and per­son­ally in­scribed can­dle bags are placed around the track, their light shed­ding a glow over pro­ceed­ings.

In the morn­ing, teams come to­gether for a clos­ing cer­e­mony.

En­try costs $20 per per­son or $200 per team and any­one can take part. Reg­is­ter by email to re­lay­for­life@ can­cer­soc. org. nz or phone 237 8238.

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