Relay back in the Bay of Plenty
Relay For Life returns to the Bay in 2020 and the Cancer Society is challenging people to do something remarkable by signing up to be part of the event at Tauranga Domain on Saturday, March 7.
The inspiring community event gives people the chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back by raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Society.
“Relay For Life is a team event, so it’s a great opportunity to get a group of friends, workmates or whanau together and be part of something remarkable - especially if you or someone you love has been impacted by cancer,” says event coordinator Karen Gemmell.
Team members take turns relaying around the track as twilight falls, while enjoying a festival-like atmosphere of music, activities and community spirit.
“There’s something for everyone. The teams we’ve had sign up so far range from families to schools, clubs and local organisations like ANZ, Toi Ohomai and Trustpower to name a few,” says Karen.
As a community-funded charity, Karen says the Cancer Society relies on fundraising events like Relay to continue providing its free services and programmes.
“By getting involved, your small steps can make a huge difference for people affected by cancer in our community.”
All money raised from the event will help the Cancer Society to support local people with cancer, fund cancer research and help Kiwis reduce their risk.
Relay For Life is on Saturday, March 7, from 4-10pm at Tauranga Domain.
For more information and to sign up, visit: www.relayforlife.org.nz