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Fundraiser builds relaytionships

Fundraiser builds relaytionships
Published 10 November 2016
 Cancer is no fun, that’s for certain.

Cancer is no fun, that’s for certain. However, fundraising for cancer research can be a rewarding experience. The Relay For Life is a 21-hour event, which sees teams of people working together to raise funds and then take part in a social day, where local cancer survivors, sufferers and their carers are celebrated and loved ones remembered.

The Gawler Relay For Life is seeking more involvement from the Playford community at the annual event.

The event’s marketing co-ordinator Alyssa Sanders said the City of Playford, which also has the Lyell McEwin Hospital within its boundaries, is part of the Gawler event’s catchment area.

“Relay For Life is about community and providing support for one and other,” Alyssa said.

“And especially now that both communities are growing, we’re both losing that small-town feeling, so we are encouraging community through this event.”

Alyssa said if teams are considering entering the Cancer Council event on 8 and 9 April, they need to start getting organised now.

There is a fundraising component, but teams only need to raise $1000 to participate.

It is up to individual groups as to how they fundraise, but the culmination celebration event at Gawler’s Princes Park is also an occasion at which cancer sufferers, survivors, their carers and families can gain mutual support.

“If people can attend who have been affected, they can feel like they’re not alone and not battling this by themselves,” Alyssa said.

The April 2017 event will be the ninth organised at Gawler, with $598,000 having been raised during that period.

This year organisers are hoping to raise $95,000 for cancer research.

Check out the website for more information, or contact Nicki Ryan (0412 804 693) or the Cancer Council Relay number

(1300 65 65 85). Check out the relay action...