Vol­un­teers, team ready for Re­lay for Life

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Re­lay for Life South Metro vol­un­teer com­mit­tee is gear­ing up for its 24-hour lap-athon event this month.

The fam­ily-friendly fun day at Suc­cess Re­gional Sport­ing Fa­cil­ity on Oc­to­ber 7 will raise money for can­cer re­search, pre­ven­tion and sup­port ser­vices.

The South Metro com­mit­tee aims to in­crease com­mu­nity en­gage­ment this year, with mar­ket stalls and other ac­tiv­i­ties that vis­i­tors do not have to reg­is­ter for.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Sarah Wi­ley said she re­layed in the hope that her son would not have to hear the words ‘I have can­cer’.

“When I first started at Can­cer Coun­cil WA I didn't have any per­sonal con­nec­tion to the cause, but as the years have gone on I have lost more and more peo­ple. Can­cer Coun­cil WA is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence every minute, every hour and every day and this is some­thing I am proud to be a part of,” she said.

Re­lay For Life cel­e­brates those who have over­come can­cer or are un­der­go­ing treat­ment, as well as the peo­ple who care for them.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d474207

Re­nee James, Sarah Wi­ley from the Can­cer Coun­cil and Anne Northall get set.

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