'Relay For Life' to raise vital funds for cancer patients.

Residents from the Tatiara will come together to participate in this year's 'Relay For Life' to raise vital funds for cancer patients.

One of the many ways the team from Bordertown has raised money is through selling raffle tickets and other baked goods in the lead up to the event which runs from November 23-24.

The winners for the most recent raffle received a pack full of "goodies" along with knowing their money is going to a great cause.

This year, the new committee is looking to get as many people involved as possible.

"We want to find a way to reach out to as many people as possible. We currently have five teams that are registered and hope that towns such as Kaniva, Keith and Naracoorte can get involved," organiser Paula Blackwell said.

Most importantly, this year's event will focus heavily on inclusion.

"It doesn't matter if participants can only walk laps, the act of being out there is what were are looking for," Paula said.

"The first lap will be a survivors and carers lap, which will be incredibly emotional.

Although prizes will be handed out to the individual's who complete the highest number of laps, the aim of the event is to come together and raise awareness for a disease that affects so many people.

"We've had people who have done laps for all but one hour of the event, but a person who only walks a couple laps is playing just as big of a role in raising awareness," Paula said.

At the end of the event, there will be closing ceremony that will include speeches, prizes and a free breakfast made by the Bordertown Lions Club.

Paula said that from now until the event ends in November, they hope to raise around $30,000, but knows it won't be easy.

"We will continue to work hard to try and reach our target of $30,000. We will have plenty more raffles and other fundraisers in the lead up to the main event," Paula said.

"If you're not signed up, I urge you to. If you know friends or family members who can get involved make sure you ask them, because every dollar raised goes directly to country patients.