CANSA Relay For Life brings hope

Cancer survivors at their tent, braved the heat in support of the Cansa Relay.
Cancer survivors at their tent, braved the heat in support of the Cansa Relay.

THE NATAL Carbineers was transformed on Saturday into a kaleidoscope of colour and purpose as the community of Pietermaritzburg brought hope to cancer survivors in the city of choice.

The Maritzburg Fever was once again was a proud media partner to the CANSA Relay for Life event.

Co-ordinator Anand Gounden said that the event symbolised the fight against cancer.

“Cancer warps our families of birthdays and family time and our vision is to support, educate and do research on cancer,” said Gounden.

Gounden said that the relay was a way to celebrate the survivors and remember lost ones.

“On this day we remember our loved ones lost in the battle against cancer and we celebrate our survivors who are still fighting,” said Gounden.

Gounden emphasised that the fight against cancer was a daily one with proper eating and a healthy lifestyle at the forefront.

“This relay is to show that cancer never sleeps but also to say that we do not sleep either,” said Gounden.

According to Gounden 52 teams comprising of 10 participants walked the Carbineers track in a relay lasting 12 hours.

Over 800 spectators were entertained by Yash Sounds and a host of performing artists.

The night was defined by a clear message ... Cancer can be beaten.

— Supplied

THE NATAL Carbineers was transformed on Saturday into a kaleidoscope of colour and purpose as the community of Pietermaritzburg brought hope to cancer survivors in the city of choice.

The Maritzburg Fever once again was a proud media partner to the CANSA Relay for Life event.

Co-ordinator Anand Gounden said that the event symbolised the fight against cancer.

“Cancer robs our families of birthdays and family time, and our vision is to support, educate and do research on cancer,” said Gounden. Gounden said that the relay was a way to celebrate the survivors and remember lost ones.

“On this day we remember our loved ones lost in the battle against cancer and we celebrate our survivors who are still fighting,” said Gounden.

Gounden emphasised that the fight against cancer is a daily one, with proper eating and a healthy lifestyle at the forefront.

“This relay is to show that cancer never sleeps but also to say that we do not sleep either,” said Gounden.

According to Gounden, 52 people making up 10 teams, walked the Carbineers track in a relay lasting 12 hours.

Over 800 spectators were entertained by Yash Sounds and a host of performing artists.

The night was defined by a clear message ... Cancer can be beaten.

— Supplied.

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