Relay for Life arriving in Sorell this year

Volunteers in Sorell are gearing up for the first ever Cancer Council Tasmania Relay for Life at Pembroke Park on Saturday 5 October 2024 from 11am to 11pm.

Relay for Life brings communities together to celebrate survivorship, remember loved ones lost and empower teams of families, friends and colleagues to raise money to fight back against cancer.

“Sorell Relay for Life is being organised by passionate, local volunteers and each relay event is an experience that will stay with you forever,” Relay for Life Sorell chairperson Joe Birch said.

“We honour those we’ve lost through a moving candlelight ceremony, with memorable moments celebrating survivors and carers, as we raise funds that stay in Tasmania to support Cancer Council Tasmania.

“Ten Tasmanians are diagnosed with cancer each day in Tasmania, highlighting the urgent need for support and action.

“Sorell Relay for Life invites everyone to join the movement, contributing to the fight against cancer and making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by this disease.”

Ms Birch said 61,000 Australian lives had been saved over the past 20 years.

“With an estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia every year we need everyone to step up and help continue the vital work of Cancer Council Tasmania.”

Registrations are open at www.relayforlife.org.au

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