Some of the 2016 Grafton Relay For Life committee at the new venue at Jabour Park, South Grafton getting ready to launch the Relay!
Some of the 2016 Grafton Relay For Life committee at the new venue at Jabour Park, South Grafton getting ready to launch the Relay!

Your Story: Ready, Set, Relay!

THE next Grafton Relay For Life is fast approaching and will be held on March 19-20, 2016.

Next year's event will be at a at Jabour Park in South Grafton.

Registrations for this community event are now open and teams can register at the early bird rate of $15 a person. Registration includes a Relay For Life shirt and free breakfast at the Relay on Sunday morning.

People can register online at http://fundraising.cancer.org.au/grafton2016

 Why a new venue?

Due to McKittrick Park being unavailable in Autumn 2016 because of prior bookings at the venue, the committee is excited to announce it will be at Jabour Park in South Grafton. After a site inspection, the committee is excited about the new location and is already scoping out how to make it the best Relay For Life to date.

Relay For Life Launch event

The official Relay launch night is on Wednesday September 16, 6pm at the Saraton Theatre in Grafton.

The public is invited to attend , combining the chance to register for the Relay, an opportunity to meet the committee members and other Relayers and a great night out with an exclusive preview screening of the epic tale of survival, "EVEREST".

The cinema management will donate proceeds from the $16 tickets towards the Grafton Relay For Life, and attendees can make an additional gold coin donation towards light refreshments in the foyer. Pre-purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.

Registration tables and information about the 2016 Grafton Relay For Life and the new venue will also be available, as well as a nifty range of Relay merchandise to purchase.

Tickets for the advanced screening of Everest can be purchased from the Saraton Theatre or for more information phone committee chairperson Karina Striegher on 0438 688 005 or committee media and marketing coordinator Marty Wells on 0466 336 342.

What is Relay For Life all about?

"Relay For Life is an overnight, team fundraising event that unites local communities together in the fight against cancer and to honour cancer survivors and their carer's," Abby Wallace, Community Engagement Manager for Cancer Council NSW, Northern Rivers said.

"We have a chance to create something special for the many local people diagnosed with cancer each year, and to raise some funds and awareness of this disease that affects so many in our community.

"Relay For Life is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families and businesses to reach out to those in our community living with cancer. Every effort contributed, every cent raised or donated helps the cause in so many different ways. Let's get together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer."

For further details about Cancer Council NSW or the 2016 Grafton Relay For Life, phone Abby Wallace on 6639 1308 or abbyw@nswcc.org.au or visit http://www.relayforlife.org.au.



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