CANSA re­lay makes a state­ment of love

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA -

NUM­BERS were low but en­thu­si­asm was high at this year’s CANSA Re­lay for Life, held at the ZCBF oval on Satur­day.

In mem­ory of those who have passed on from the disease, as well as to cel­e­brate with sur­vivors, care­givers and war­riors, the event has been re­vived and re­turned to the venue where CANSA sup­port­ers walk in re­lays around the oval track for 12 hours.

This was pre­ceded by a Sur­vivors’ lap and the light­ing of Lu­mi­naria re­mem­brance can­dles. From 6pm to 6am the fol­low­ing morn­ing, at least one team mem­ber must be on the track.

While this year’s event was not as well sup­ported as in the past ow­ing to the dire fi­nan­cial cli­mate and a num­ber of other events tak­ing place on the day, those who were there rel­ished the op­por­tu­nity to hon­our those who have passed, to cel­e­brate life and to be thank­ful.

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