RELAY for Life is set for its biggest year yet when it kicks off next Saturday at Parramore Park.
Organisers have indicated they will meet their goal of raising $250,000 with 123 teams of friends and businesses registered to be a part of the event.
Co-ordinator Annabel Macdonald said the charity walk had gone from strength-to-strength since Wagga’s RSL Club came onboard as the major sponsor.
“This year is shaping up to be our biggest ever relay,” Ms Macdonald said. “We’ve had so much support from Wagga’s business community and the wider community.”
The event will see a festival-like atmosphere at Parramore Park with kids’ entertainment – such as jumping castles – and a mix of food and entertainment for adults.
Ms Macdonald said with cancer touching so many lives, it was important the community continued to find more pathways to prevent cancer and improve the quality of life of those living with the disease.
“One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 and an estimated 114,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year,” Ms Macdonald said.
“As a society we need to understand the disease more and more so we can make provisions to help people.”
The event will begin at Parramore Park at 9.30am and continue for 24 hours.
ONE WEEK (from left): Relay for Life committee member Maddison Smith, Wagga RSL Club general manager Andrew Bell, Wagga RSL Club president John Keyes, Relay for Life committee member Trevor Argus, Wagga RSL Club director Phil Elliott, Wagga RSL Club business manager Terry Williams and Relay for Life committee member Rebekah Manwaring at the RSL Club yesterday. Picture: Addison Hamilton
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