Relay for Life coming up

WALK: The survivors and carers walk will once again feature at this years Relay for Life event in Bordertown.
WALK: The survivors and carers walk will once again feature at this years Relay for Life event in Bordertown.

Teams in this year’s Bordertown Relay for Life are beginning to gear up for the two day event.

As it currently stands there are 65 participants and seven teams signed up for this year’s Relay for Life in November.

Bordertown Relay for Life chairperson Ruth Halliday is excited with how the fundraising efforts have progressed so early this year.

“$13,500 has already been raised by participants for this year’s relay which is really, really good for us up to this stage.

“Normally most of the fundraising doesn’t start until after footy season so to already have this amount is great.

This year’s event will again be held at the Bordertown Football Oval on November 25-26.

The two day event will see teams complete laps of the oval from 2pm on November 25, finishing at 9am on November 26.

Carers and survivors of cancer from the general public are again invited to walk the first lap at no cost to them.

Over $23,000 was raised in the fight to beat cancer in 2015, with almost $60,000 raised in their three (bi-annual) events since 2011. 

Communities like Bordertown are making a difference to the 25 South Australians diagnosed with cancer every day.

Funds raised ensure Cancer Council SA can continue to invest in vital research and prevention programs and enable the organisation to give practical and emotional support for all people affected by cancer through accommodation for rural cancer patients undergoing treatment at Flinders and Greenhill Lodges.

Relay For Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. Relay also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer. 

Relay participants are encouraged to fundraise in the lead up to the event, with all money raised supporting the Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support services.

“We are always looking for new people and teams to join the relay so anyone interested should definitely sign up,” Ruth said.

There is still time for business to sponsor the event by contacting the committee and for people to register teams, and registrations will be able to be done right up until on the day.

For further information contact Ruth 0458 675 386 or Lynn 0427 819 420.