Parkes Relay for Life is less than 60 days away and organisers are urging participants to not leave it till the last minute to register their teams. This year the event moves to the more sheltered Pioneer Oval after wind adversely affected the event previously. The relay is to be held overnight on Saturday, 23rd March with team and individual registrations now open on the Parkes Relay for Life website.
Family registrations are also available.
“We would normally expect to see between 400 – 600 people at a relay in Parkes, especially since we only get one here everyother-year,” said Brendon Argyle of Cancer Council NSW.
Relay For Life is a community fundraising challenge, with all funds raised going towards Australia’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Council. Underpinned by research, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years.
Cancer Council NSW is 95% community funded, which means events like the Parkes and District Relay for Life are vital in keeping the Cancer Council going. “The more participants join us in a relay the more Australians we can help. It really is that simple,” said Brendon.
Cancer Council is the only organisation in Australia that works across every area of cancer, across all aspects of the cancer journey – from research and prevention, through to information, support services and advocacy programs.
Funds raised will directly and indirectly benefit the local community. Working in local communities means Cancer Council can deliver programs and services that best meets the needs of each district. Cancer Council also partner with community-based organisations and health services to support local communities.