Relay For Life 2018
Upcoming Event: RELAY FOR LIFE! 2018
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 four Relay For Life events held in the Central Districts region. To find out more click here:
Hawke's Bay Relay For LIfe happening on March 10 at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park. For more details click here:
Manawatu Relay For Life happening on March 10 and 11 at Hokowhitu Campus, Centennial Drive, Palmerston North. For more details click here:
Wanganui Relay For Life - Concert For A Cause - being held March 17 at Wanganui Cooks Gardens. For more details click here:
Taranaki Relay For Life being held March 24 at Pukekura Function Centre, New Plymouth. For more details click here:
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.
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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