A STAGGERING 61 teams and roughly 600 participants will converge on the Hawkesbury Showground this weekend for the annual Cancer Council Relay for life.
Relay teams and visitors will take to the track to walk, skip, jump or run around the relay track at 9.30am on Saturday in a bid to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
With just under $72,000 raised so far, this year’s event is expected to be a big one and leading the fund-raising charge to date, with close to $12,000 in donations, is team C Pirates led by captain Greg Purdue.
“Last year we raised around $5000 and this year we decided to double our target,” Mr Purdue said.
“Our team of around 27 members is excited to take part in the event, raise awareness and raise money for the Cancer Council,” he said.
Mr Purdue urged anyone interested to join in the relay, saying it was a fun, community event for all to enjoy.
“It’s important for everyone to know that it’s not about running, winning or walking right through the night; it’s just about having fun and raising awareness.”
Online team registrations for the event close today; however, those interested in joining in can register on the morning of the event at the administration tent from 8am.
For more information visit www.relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2014/hawkesbury