Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises $300,000 for Cancer Council WA

Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo chairwoman Pat Strahan with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob. Pictures: Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo
Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo chairwoman Pat Strahan with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob. Pictures: Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo

ABOUT 1000 people raised more than $300,000 for Cancer Council WA by joining in the annual Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo this month.

The fundraising event on October 19-20 at HBF Arena in Joondalup was full of camaraderie between teams and volunteers who celebrated those who have survived cancer and remembering lives lost to the disease.

“It was an emotional scene watching the survivors and carers complete the first lap with those unable to walk being chauffeured in gold buggies,” chairwoman Pat Strahan said.

“This year’s survivors included Amelia Boscarino who met her husband Robi at the inaugural event in 2008 and gave birth to their twin boys just days before this year’s relay.”

Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo.

Girls with Heart’s Kym De Cinque reported that there were about 185 participants inducted into their “100 Club” for completing 100 or more laps, despite the temperature reaching 32 degrees on the Saturday.

The highest fundraising team was The Bobby Dazzlers who raised more than $22,300.

They also won the most number of laps completed with 775 laps, pipping last year’s winner Warwick Runners from Warwick Senior High School, who completed 762.

Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo.

Allure Dental won the best baton title for their baton replicated a molecule of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin which was the drug that saved Mike Howard and also his son from testicular cancer.

101 Reasons to Relay was awarded best decorated tent site, the City of Joondalup’s Pink Ladies was the corporate team with most funds raised, and Purple Pirates won most Sunsmart Tent Site.

Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo.

Lions Club Whitford received the Tammy Wilkins ‘Spirit of Relay’ award in recognition of their incredible support over the past 11 years.

Teams have until midnight on November 3 to get a half price entry fee offer for the 2020 Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo on October 17 and 18. Register here.

Cancer never sleeps so neither do we

Posted by Relay For Life Joondalup Wanneroo on Saturday, 19 October 2019