Relay milestone is not to be missed
With only five weeks to go, Relay For Life teams need to make sure they are registered.
The 22-hour Cancer Society fundraising and awareness event is at AgResearch, Ruakura, in Hamilton, on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.
Event organisers promise this will be the ultimate Relay For Life and is not to be missed as 10 years of the event in Hamilton is celebrated.
‘‘Relay for Life is a fantastic event which brings the community together,’’ Waikato- Bay of Plenty Cancer Society spokesperson Rachael Mounsey said.
‘‘We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of relay and will make this a relay to remember.’’
Participants are in teams of 10 or more and must keep their team’s baton moving around the track for the 22-hour event. Only one team member needs to be on the track at any time, and there are no rules about how fast the baton must move.
‘‘It’s not a race,’’ Rachael said.
‘‘Relay For Life is about encouraging everyone to celebrate with those who have overcome cancer, remember their loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against a disease which affects one in three New Zealanders through fundraising for the Cancer Society.
‘‘Teams enter from all over the Waikato including businesses, community groups, schools, friends and families.
‘‘Add to this plenty of entertainment, including bands, performers and competitions, overnight camping, some amazing costumes and the result is a real festivallike atmosphere. It’s an awesome event to attend.’’
Money raised through Relay For Life stays in the Waikato to support the local community.