Relay for Life is night to remember

Life will be held at Tynwald Park on February 11-12. Cancer Council Tasmania CEO Penny Egan said The Relay For Life event would run for 20 hours, starting at 1pm this Saturday and finishing up in the morning on Sunday, February 12.

“The event brings communities together to celebrate survivors and recognise the unsung heroes – their carers,” Mrs Egan said. “We honour those we’ve lost during our candlelight ceremony, and we continue to raise funds to support people affected by cancer, fund research and prevention programs.

“Teams complete laps around a track throughout Relay For Life to signify that every day we’re making strides towards a cancer-free future.”

Derwent Valley Relay For Life committee member Sandra Hetherington said: “I relay to provide hope to future generations that they might live in a cancer-free world. “My favourite part of Relay is watching the community spirit generated by the event.”

There are 13 teams entered and just over $4500 has already been raised for Cancer Council Tasmania.

Head to the website to register a team:

Or contact Zoe Vandervelde (Cancer Council Tas Relay For Life Coordinator) at zvandervelde@ or 0437 680 631.