Community members across the Parkes region are invited to come together for the sixth Parkes & District Relay For Life event on 22nd and 23rd October to remember loved ones, celebrate survival and fight back against cancer. Participants will walk or run continuous laps of a track as part of a relay team of 10 to 15 people. Cancer doesn’t sleep, and in recognition of that simple fact, teams camp out around the relay track for the overnight experience, with one member from each team encouraged to be on the track at all times. For those not busy walking there will be food, games and activities to provide entertainment and build camaraderie.
From this year it is predicted that more than 1,800 people in the Western region alone will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year, with over 582 deaths expected. Relay For Life gives the opportunity for close-knit communities to come together, walk for hope and give back in honour of all those in their area affected by cancer. Since the inaugural event in 2006, Parkes has raised a massive $240,685. The aim this year is to raise $60,000.
Relay For Life fundraising helps Cancer Council NSW fund vital cancer research that will improve treatment and diagnosis for cancer patients in Parkes and across Australia.
Relay For Life is the world’s largest movement in the fight against cancer with around 200 relays held annually across Australia. To register a team for your local Relay For Life event, or to donate, visit: www.relayforlife.com.au