MORE than 1000 people took part in the 2018 Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo, raising more than $300,000 for Cancer Council WA.
Fundraising coordinator Joanne Jones said the annual event had raised $3.3 million over the past 11 years.
“Eighty cancer survivors took part in the opening lap of honour and attended the survivor afternoon tea,” she said.
“For the first time, teams used cans of food rather than sand to hold their candle bag tributes in place for the moving candlelight ceremony.
“Hundreds of cans were collected and donated to The Salvation Army.”
The highest fundraising team at the October 20-21 relay at HBF Arena in Joondalup was The Bobby Dazzlers, captained by Julie-Ann Walsh, who raised more than $22,300.
Other award winners included the St Simon Peter team for best fancy dress, Kingsway Christian College for best decorated tent site and school with the most funds raised, the City of Joondalup’s Pink Ladies for the corporate team with most funds raised, St Joseph’s Northam for completing the most laps and the Sleepwalkin’ Groovers for the best baton.
Conor Blaney, who has been the Venues West liaison for several years, received the Tammy Wilkins Spirit of Relay award.
The 2019 Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo will take place on October 19 and 20.