CANCER survivors will take a lap of honour during next weekend’s Relay for Life Fremantle.
Organisers are inviting local cancer survivors and their carers to get in touch to take part in the Cancer Council fundraiser, with the opening lap dedicated to applauding their won battle.
Relay for Life Fremantle volunteer committee chair Darren Hulme said the first lap was there to honour the survivors, their courage and their strength.
“The opening lap of the three main messages involved in all Relay For Life events is to celebrate those who have survived cancer and helped care for those affected by cancer, remember those lost, and acknowledge the various ways we can fight back against cancer,” he said.
East Fremantle resident Gail Blackman is one of those taking part in honour of her late husband Tony, who lost his battle with cancer in 2008.
“People should try and take part as it is a way of helping raise awareness of cancer and the continued need for funding in this area to help with new treatments and research,” she said.
“Events like this are important.”
Visit relayforlife.org.au for more information on how to be involved in the opening lap.