GET EXCITED: A happy snap from the 2015 Lower Clarence Relay for Life.
GET EXCITED: A happy snap from the 2015 Lower Clarence Relay for Life.

Organisers get ball rolling ahead of charity event

THE date for the Lower Clarence Relay For Life's second team night has been brought forward to this Monday.

And even if you aren't registered in a team, you are welcome to come along to find out more.

Chairperson of the 2017 Lower Clarence Relay For Life committee Lorraine Breust said what people didn't realise was that they could be involved in the Relay For Life in many ways.

"You can come to the event for a couple of hours or stay for the whole thing and camp out under the stars," she said.

"You can walk all night or just do a few laps, or even run, if you are feeling energetic. Although it's not a race."

The Relay For Life itself is now less than six weeks away, with 25 teams and 92 participants currently registered, and the volunteer committee is hoping more participants will join in the community event.

For those who have never been, Relay For Life is something you can do with your school, workplace, friends or family or even on your own.

It is an overnight, team fundraising event that brings local communities together in the fight against cancer and to honour cancer survivors and their carers.

It has a festival atmosphere, with games and activities, delicious food, and entertainment throughout the night.

Funds raised at the Lower Clarence Relay For Life will be directed into both cancer prevention programs and support services in the local area, as well as into ground- breaking cancer research.

The Relay for Life team night will be held at 6.30pm, Monday, February 13, at the Yamba Golf and Country Club.

Click here for more information or to register a team.



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