Re­lay For Life

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Politcal News - by Beb Jor­dan

A sea of pur­ple will be en­gulf­ing Cas­tle Hill Show­ground on Saturday, May 19 for the 17th Hills Re­lay For Life event.

More than 105 teams, in­clud­ing nine high schools, have al­ready signed up to take part in this year’s ma­jor community gath­er­ing which raises funds for can­cer re­search and Can­cer Coun­cil sup­port pro­grams. The 24-hour event kicks off at 9.30am on Saturday, May 19 with the first lap set aside for can­cer sur­vivors and car­ers.

There is a packed pro­gram of ac­tiv­i­ties on the day aimed at the whole fam­ily in­clud­ing en­ter­tain­ment on the main stage, games and com­pe­ti­tions for pri­mary stu­dents and teenagers, sideshows, stalls and more. This year’s new in­clu­sions feature a Slip, Slop, Slap, Slide re­lay race for young­sters and a Re­lay Hat and BROl­lie pa­rade. MC for the day is Gareth McCray from 2CH. The candleligh­t cer­e­mony of hope will start at 6pm. There will be night time en­ter­tain­ment plus a silent disco. Sunday’s re­lay dog day starts at 7.30am. Re­lay­ers can reg­is­ter their dog for $5 and re­ceive a re­lay ban­dana. Michelle Sol­lom, chair­woman of the community or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, said:

“There is al­ways such a great at­mos­phere at the Hills Re­lay. I think peo­ple re­alise that de­spite the name it is not a re­lay race but a chance to walk the track with friends, fam­ily and col­leagues to make a dif­fer­ence to the can­cer story.” ”It’s a day all gen­er­a­tions can get in­volved. Our team is like many oth­ers, my chil­dren walk with their grand­par­ents.

“The evening candleligh­t cer­e­mony is an es­pe­cially poignant time of re­flec­tion for my fam­ily, as we join with oth­ers to honour and re­mem­ber the lives of loved ones we have lost to can­cer. “Ul­ti­mately, we are all Re­lay­ing for a can­cer free fu­ture.”. For de­tails of all events visit the web­site re­lay­for­ and search for Hills 2018. Reg­is­tra­tion is $20 which will bag you one of the new-style cot­ton Re­lay shirts.


* If you like wrap­ping presents the Hills Re­lay For Life would love to hear from you.

The Mother’s Day wrap­ping ser­vice at Cas­tle Tow­ers is be­ing co­or­di­nated by the Hills Re­lay For Life with all do­na­tions go­ing to the Can­cer Coun­cil. If you can spare two hours on May 10, 11 or May 12 please email Ruth Dids­bury at the­

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