The Cancer Council Relay for Life will run for the first time at Dick Lawrence Oval in Beaconsfield next September, and organisers are calling on locals wanting to do their part for cancer research and who don’t mind a bit of running to sign up to take part.
Cancer Council WA’s Hannah Vickers said the premise of the event was to have teams of 10 to 15 people keeping a baton moving around the oval in a walk or run for 24 hours.
‘Cancer Council WA was approached by Relay participants from the Fremantle area to bring the event to Fremantle and by hosting events in areas close to Perth, including Mandurah, Joondalup and Rockingham Kwinana, Cancer Council WA is opening up opportunities for a larger part of the community to get involved in fighting back against cancer,’ she said.
‘Relay for Life is one of the biggest fundraisers for Cancer Council WA each year and at least 85 per cent of all funds raised from the event goes to research, education, and to provide vital support and information for people with cancer, their family and friends. Relay for Life is a unique event in the fight against cancer, and we walk the track for 24 hours and keep the baton moving to signify that cancer does not sleep.’
Visit www.relayforlife.org.au to register a team.