Relay plans on track

HUNDREDS of Clarence Valley residents, from toddlers to nursing home residents and their carers, will take to the track for the second Clarence Valley Grafton Relay for Life, on Jabour Park next weekend.

The 24-hour event, which aims to raise funds and community awareness in the fight against cancer, runs from 10am Saturday October 15, to 10am Sunday October 16, with participating teams camping out at Jabour Park and walking the oval throughout the 24 hours.

NSW Cancer Council co-ordinator Carolyn Forbes said more than 34 teams had nominated for the relay.

"Some of them are quite large groups, so the camp-out on Saturday should be a fun-filled occasion," she said.

"We are keen to see more young people involved and will have representatives visiting local high schools this week to encourage students to take part and enjoy the camping experience."

A program of music and entertainment will run through the waking hours of the relay and food and refreshments will be available for participants, friends and supporters on hand to cheer them on.

A feature of this year's relay will be a Miss Grafton Relay for Life beauty pageant, to be contested by three glamorous candidates ? Lucy, Thomasina and Jacque- line ? who will make fundraising appearances throughout the event.

"It's still not too late to enter a team," said Ms Forbes. "Registration is only $11 per member. All those who cannot be part of the walk are invited to come along and join us for any part of the activities over the 24 hours.

"We have a great program of entertainment lined up, with something to suit every taste."

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