Run­ning for a good cause

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

The Can­cer So­ci­ety Re­lay For Life in Porirua is weeks away and teams are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter soon.

The re­lay is a ‘‘celebration of life’’ that will bring Porirua com­mu­ni­ties to­gether in an ef­fort to min­imise the im­pact of can­cer.

Can­cer sur­vivors, those who have lost a loved one to can­cer, fam­i­lies, busi­nesses, civic or­gan­i­sa­tions and the pub­lic are in­vited to take part in the ex­cit­ing overnight teams event.

Re­lay For Life be­gins at Te Rau­paraha Arena on Satur­day, March 15, at 4pm and runs un­til 9am the fol­low­ing day.

The re­lay is a fam­ily-ori­ented event in which par­tic­i­pants en­joy the ca­ma­raderie of be­ing part of a team while rais­ing funds to help the Can­cer So­ci­ety fundraise.

Par­tic­i­pants camp out at the re­lay site, and when they are not tak­ing their turn walk­ing, they can take part in fun ac­tiv­i­ties and en­joy lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment.

Teams col­lect do­na­tions in the weeks lead­ing to the event.

‘‘ Re­lay For Life brings the progress against can­cer to the fore­front,’’ said An­gela Ryan, the Porirua Re­lay for Life co­or­di­na­tor.

‘‘The funds raised en­able us to con­tinue our in­vest­ment in re­search, ed­u­ca­tion, ad­vo­cacy and pa­tient ser­vices.

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