Relay for Life is an inspirational and super fun event for everyone of all fitness levels, during which we celebrate with survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and come together as a community to fight back against cancer. Teams camp out and take turns walking/running around a track for 24 hours while enjoying a festival-like atmosphere of live music, entertainment and activities, all with a fantastic community spirit.
Why do we need you?
Not only is it an amazing event, Relay for Life is also a vital fundraiser for the Cancer Societys work in Otago & Southland. This work includes providing support services to people in your community who have been affected by cancer, promoting health messages to reduce the number of people who get cancer, and funding vital research about the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Teams are encouraged to fundraise leading up to the event. On Everydayhero you will be given an online FUNDRAISING PAGE so you can share your story and fundraising efforts on social media, all while increasing awareness of the event and of the work of the Cancer Society.
We also have two poignant Ceremonies that anyone is free to come and join us. The Opening Ceremony includes an opening lap, where we take time to acknowledge, support and celebrate individuals and their wider family / whānau currently facing a cancer diagnosis, those living beyond cancer treatments and those who have walked alongside someone with a cancer diagnosis who is no longer with us. The Opening Ceremony starts at 12.00 pm and lasts for approx. 30 minutes. The Candlelight Ceremony takes time out in our day to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. We take the time to celebrate living with and beyond cancer, we then take time to reflect and remember those who are no longer with us, and then take the time to make a commitment to each other to fight back in ways that important to you as an individual. If you feel this is something you would also like to be a part of, we warmly invite you to join us in this uplifting event. The Candlelight ceremony starts at 9:00 pm in front of the stage and lasts for approx. 30 minutes.
Lake Hayes Pavilion,
Lake Hayes 719 Gibbston Highway
Registration is $25pp and there is a minimum requirement of 10 people per team. Team captains can register first and CREATE A TEAM and they can then invite team members OR individuals can register themselves and add to a team later. Registration includes:Entry to the event, T-shirt, Candle bag and candle, 24 hours of entertainment, Hot breakfast on Sunday.
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