Celebrating life and coming together with others in the community, encouraging each other to fight back, the 2010 Upper Yorke Peninsula Relay for Life held this weekend, was a huge success.
This is no lie, that each one of us is affected with cancer once in our lifetime. Sometimes it is when you develop cancer, and in the others it’s when your loved ones do. Whatever the case be, both the times, it’s you who is getting affected.
This time, the main focus was on the journey, said Chairperson Janine Mercer. It was not just about the money being raised by the event, but was more about involvement and participation. The relay was a healing process for all the people who had lost someone to cancer.
Robyn Hawkshaw, Chair of the Bellingen RFL committee said “Despite the underlying seriousness of the event, Relay is fun, it’s not a race; it’s social, it’s a stroll, a walk a saunter or a swagger, whatever you like”.
This very successful and entertaining event raised around $85,000 by the effort of the teams involved and the committee together. The month of March will witness another relay by the Southern Yorke Peninsula, which will help generate some revenue for the charity.
And it’s not just that only these are the groups who intend to help the cancer survivors or lend support, there are reportedly several such groups who work for the same cause.
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