Relay For Life 2019


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Upcoming Event: RELAY FOR LIFE! 2019

About Relay For Life

Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to:

Celebrate cancer survivors and carers
Remember loved ones lost to cancer
Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is one of the Cancer Society's key fundraising and community engagement activities. It's for people of all ages and fitness levels. Anyone can take part!

There are five Relay For Life events being held in the Central Districts region in 2019.

More details coming soon. 

Gisborne Relay For Life, is happening March 16, 2019 at Awapuni Domain.

More details to follow.


Hawke's Bay Relay For LIfe happening on March 23, 2019 at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park.

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Manawatu Relay For Life happening on March 9 + 10, 2019 at Hokowhitu Domain, Palmerston North.

More details coming soon. 


Whanganui Relay For Life is being held March 23, 2019 at Whanganui Cooks Gardens.

More details to follow:  


Taranaki Relay For Life being held March 30, 2019 at TET Stadium, Inglewood. 
More details to follow soon.



What happens at Relay For Life?

Relay For Life begins with a moving Opening Ceremony, with cancer survivors and carers leading the first lap of the event. Next, team members take to the track. Most walk, while some prefer to jog or run. 
When they're not on the track, teams enjoy a festive, family-friendly environment with heaps of activities and entertainment. Later in the evening, a Candlelight Ceremony is held to remember love ones affected by cancer. 
Personally-inscribed candle bags are placed around the track, and their light emits a warm glow throughout Relay venue. Team members continue to walk or jog until the teams come together for an inspiring Closing Ceremony.

Thank you!

With your help, the Cancer Society supports people with all types of cancer; funds cancer research; and delivers cancer education and advocacy. 


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