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Celebrating 15 years in the fight to beat cancer

Xavier Chalkley October 19, 2016
EVENT TO BEAT CANCER… From left, Relay for Life team development coordinator, Edra Sefton and chair manager, Rachael Rowe are inviting the community to come help them celebrate the event’s 15th year and help beat cancer. Photo: David Lee.

EVENT TO BEAT CANCER… From left, Relay for Life team development coordinator, Edra Sefton and chair manager, Rachael Rowe are inviting the community to come help them celebrate the event’s 15th year and help beat cancer. Photo: David Lee.

WHEN I think about ways of giving back to the community, donating money always springs to mind. Although, when I think of giving money, I never think about meeting and walking with other people to remember, celebrate and give back. At Relay for Life we have the chance to do this.

Relay for life is an annual event that runs in Shepparton and gives people a chance to donate vital money to cancer research, as well as providing the opportunity to meet new people all while keeping fit.

Relay for Life has been running for the last 14 years in Shepparton and now takes place in over 20 countries with 4 million participants annually.

All money raised goes to the Cancer Council. This money is used for things like supporting and caring for cancer patients and their families, while also working to prevent and find a cure for cancer.

Relay for Life chair manager, Rachael Rowe said “We are celebrating our 15th year with a bang in memory of those who have lost their battle with cancer while also thanking those who participate in the event every year.”

“Shepparton alone has raised more than $2.5M since Relay for Life first started.”

Relay For Life is an overnight event, which is held locally at Princess Park in Shepparton. There are many great things happening with live music, fireworks and games. It begins at 4pm on October 15 with the first lap being walked by carers and survivors of cancer. Relay for Life concludes the next day at 10am. So get involved, register a team or just bring yourself along. For more information or to register, visit www.fundraising.cancer.org.au