Relay for Life around the corner

2016-02-25 06:00
Linda Laubscher from Beautique Salon in Fountains Mall explains to her son Lihan the meaning behind the Lumenaria bags at last year’s Cansa Relay for Life at Fountains Mall.           Photo: BEAUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY

Linda Laubscher from Beautique Salon in Fountains Mall explains to her son Lihan the meaning behind the Lumenaria bags at last year’s Cansa Relay for Life at Fountains Mall. Photo: BEAUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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WITH just over two weeks left before the Cansa Relay for Life on Friday, March 11, teams must hurry if they would still like to enter.

Many teams have already caught Relay fever, including Kouga Express, Huizemark, Fountains Mall, Dirk Ellis and Beautique Salon.

The cancer association in Jeffreys Bay is calling all residents and businesses to parti-cipate in this year’s Relay for Life at Fountains Mall at 18:30 on March 11.

The official opening will take place at 19:00, which will be followed by a survivors’ walk.

“Community members can become involved in this memorable event by actively taking part in the relay, recruiting and assembling teams, seeking community support, securing donated refreshments and prizes and lending their support in any way,” says Selina van Deventer, manager of CANSA in Jeffreys Bay.

“We need all the support we can get to make CANSA’s Relay for Life for 2016 an unforgettable event. It is a fun, indoor fundraising event where teams take turns to walk around the track.

According to Van Deventer, the local Relay for Life raises much-needed funds for Cansa’s services in Jeffreys Bay and surrounding areas. All the money raised during the event will be used for cancer research and to assist cancer patients in financial need.

Fun walks

Prizes for the best dressed team, as well as for the team that generates the most funds, will be up for grabs.

The different fun walks are back to school at 21:00, funny hats at 22:00, pajamas at 23:00, wedding at 24:00, homeless person at 01:00, sport wear at 02:00, vintage at 03:00 and recycling at 04:00.

Lumenaria bags

Lumenaria bags, in memory of a cancer survivor or to those who have lost the battle against cancer, are available at R10 each.

Decorated Lumenaria bags must be returned by March 1.

An important team captain’s meeting will take place at 5 Myrtle Street at 17:30 on February 17.

Donate a candle

Cansa Jeffreys Bay is in need of 600 long stick candles for the Lumenaria bags. Donations of candles will be highly appreciated. Candles can be dropped off at the Kouga Express at 75 Da Gama Road before or on March 1.

How to register

The entry fee is R500 per team of 10 to 15 walkers and can be paid into Cansa’s Absa bank account at account number 1157140058. The reference RFL 2016 JBay followed by your team’s name must be used.

The proof of payment must be emailed to

Community members interested in becoming involved in this fun-filled event, can contact Van Deventer at 084 513 6959 or Tersia Strydom at 082 494 1453.

To buy a Lumenaria bag, contact Yvette Puttergill at 076 224 0191.

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