JOIN Joondalup-Wanneroo Relay For Life on October 20-21 to help raise funds for Cancer Council and make cancer a thing of the past.
For the past ten years, chair and former Joondalup mayor Troy Pickard and the team have worked to make the event a success, raising more than $3 million for Cancer Council WA.
Troy is now passing the baton to new chair Scott Norman.
“The support and enthusiasm for Relay For Life from the Joondalup-Wanneroo community has always been inspiring and will continue to make a real impact for those living with cancer,” Troy said.
“I’m so proud of what Relay For Life was able to achieve in my ten years as chair and I know the event is in good hands.”
Scott said he has been involved with Relay For Life for about seven years.
“I lost my mum to an aggressive cancer and I’ve also had a personal experience with cancer, having had small cancerous lumps removed from my shoulder,” Scott said.
“So it’s not a surprise to me that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.”
Scott said the Cancer Council’s support services for patients and families, and education programs about cancer prevention and early detection have a significant impact.
“Cancer Council WA provides much-needed support to more than 32,700 West Australians each year, but they can’t do that without community donations,” he said.
“To volunteer and support this event that raises money for such an important cause is a privilege and it is because of all the hard work and passion of the past and present leadership team that Joondalup-Wanneroo Relay For Life is such a success.
“This event and the people are a family to me and I’m excited to be leading it into the next ten years.”
The 2018 Joondalup-Wanneroo Relay For Life is on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at HBF Arena in Joondalup.
Use the code CommNews to receive a 25 per cent discount on your registration at relayforlife.org.au.