CANSA Relay for Life 2017

2016-12-14 06:02
PHOTO: supplied One of the teams who participated on the night, Mighty Misfits.

PHOTO: supplied One of the teams who participated on the night, Mighty Misfits.

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AFTER a successful Relay for Life in 2016, the organising committee of dedicated volunteers are in the boardroom planning for 2017.

CANSA’s Relay for Life is an annual, overnight event where everyone in the community can join in the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life is a joint community event that not only raises money, but also celebrates the lives of those who have survived cancer and those still fighting this terrible disease. It is also an event to remember those lost to cancer, and to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Relay For Life is rapidly becoming the flagship project of the Cancer Association of South Africa. This iconic event enables the public to recruit friends, family, co-workers and neighbours to form a relay team of 10 members. In the weeks leading up to the event, each team member raises money by collecting donations or holding fundraising events. On the day of the relay, team members take turns walking around the track for 12 hours, making sure that someone from their team is on the track at all times. Many do not sleep that night because cancer does not sleep.

Participants enjoy camping-out, entertainment, good food, games and community camaraderie. People who join in all share a common purpose which is their desire to fight cancer and to support CANSA in its work.

Event Chairperson Anand Gounden and his team of dedicated volunteers promises another memorable event in 2017.

Next year’s event will take place on 25 and 26 March at Natal Carbineers grounds in Geere Street from 2pm to 2am.

For more information contact team recruitment officer Anne Rautenbach on 072 729 5811 or event chairperson Anand Gounden on 061 188 1381. - Supplied

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