Saturday, March 19, 2011

Celebrate, Remember, Fight back

Tonight I walked and walked and walked and unselfishly this time it wasn't for was for Relay for Life. So what is Relay for Life?

Cancer Council’s Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to get together with your community and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Relay For Life is a unique event where teams of 10 to 15 friends, families or colleagues challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight. There are no age limitations or fitness requirements – Relay For Life is suitable for everyone and anyone can join in the fun! Stay for the whole event, camp overnight, or just visit and enjoy the free entertainment, prizes and ceremonies that make Relay For Life so inspirational.

Each person on the team pays a registration fee which includes a polo shirt and breakfast at the event. Relay is a fundraising event where team members are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 each.

Whether you are a cancer survivor, a carer, supporting friends or loved ones, or simply wanting to make a difference, Relay For Life empowers everyone who participates.

So tonight was the second time we've done Relay for Life and we plan to be doing it for a long time still to come. While a lot of it is fun and games during the day and really family friendly, the candle lighting ceremony is really poignant. Seeing all those bags lit up with not only messages from loved ones but photos as well makes you realise just how blessed you are.

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