Cancer never sleeps and neither will the determination of Highlanders to find a way to beat the disease.
Relay For Life will again be held in the Southern Highlands in 2018.
The aim of the event is to celebrate survival, remember loved ones and raise funds to fight back against cancer.
Teams of friends, families and colleagues will raise money in the lead up to the overnight event where team members will take turns walking around the track at Moss Vale Showground to signify that cancer never sleeps.
Relay For Life is for anyone of any age or fitness level and will provide an opportunity for the community to come together to cultivate hope.
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For those who wish to take a break from walking, there will be food stalls, live music, games, raffles and activities to keep the family entertained.
Cancer Council NSW community relations officer Kelly Dinnerville said Relay For Life was a moving experience.
“I encourage people to come along and enjoy the festivities,” Ms Dinnerville said.
“Although we encourage teams to have at least one participant on the track for 24 hours, you can just come and see what it’s all about, participate in the activities, enjoy the live entertainment and great food options on offer.”
The funds raised from this year’s Relay For Life will go towards support and prevention programs in the Highlands as well as research to improve treatment and support for cancer patients and their families.
This year’s event will be held on October 20 and 21 at Moss Vale Showground.
Register for the Relay For Life before August 19 and use the code ‘earlybird’ to receive a discount on registrations.
The aim for this year’s event is to raise $200,000.
Visit www.relayforlife.org.au/southernhighlands to register a team or donate.
Cancer Council NSW is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the event on the day as well as in the lead up.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Kelly Dinnerville at email@example.com or call 4223 0242.