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Throw your support behind Cancer Survivors and Those Undergoing Treatment at the 2016 Darwin Relay for Life!

By Korgan Hucent

Relay for Life is one of the Cancer Council’s major fundraising events, celebrating the year-long fundraising efforts of a variety of teams committed to raising vital funds for the Cancer Council.  It’s a chance for the community to come together to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients, their carers and to honour and remember those who have passed away from the disease.

An overnight event held at The Gardens Oval on Gilruth Avenue in Darwin, it commences on Friday 16th September at 4pm and runs until 8am Saturday 17th September.  A relay event will be happening throughout the evening, with registration at $30 per adult and $20 per child.  If however you don’t wish to participate in the relay, you can simply sit on the oval and be a part of the Opening Ceremony starting at 6pm Friday, the Candlelight Ceremony starting at 8.30pm Friday or the Closing Ceremony at 8am Sunday.  Entry ranges from $20-$30 with all funds going directly to the great work of the Cancer Council, in funding research and providing support to cancer survivors, their families and those undergoing treatment.

Relay for Life has its origins in the USA, with the very first event being held in May 1985.  From its humble beginnings, Relay for Life commenced in Australia in 1999, with the very first event held in the Victorian town of Murrumbeena.  This community raised an amazing $75k+ for the Cancer Council.  Over the last five years, the event has raised more than $108m for the Cancer Council!

A truly beautiful and moving event, Relay for Life gets our full support here at Ray White Bayside, because pretty much all of us have known of at least one person who has been impacted by cancer.  We always do what we can to get behind the fundraising events of the Cancer Council and encourage you to find out more about this event by visiting: http://www.aroundyou.com.au/whats-on/events/2016-relay-for-life-darwin.

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