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Grafton Relay For Life Survivors and Carers Walk. Image: Contributed

Clarence Valley Relay For Life is Fast Approaching

We’re excited, as it draws even closer – Cancer Council’s Clarence Valley Relay For Life to be held at Jabour Park, Minden Street, South Grafton on Saturday, April 2 commencing at 3pm and concluding at 9pm.

Although in a shortened format due to COVID-19, the event will be action packed with all your favourite events including the Opening Ceremony, the Survivors and Carers Walk, and at dusk the much-loved candlelight ceremony. If you are a Survivor or Carer come and be our guest of honour, receive a recognition gift, high tea and free entry.

Your local dedicated volunteer committee have put together a major raffle which you can’t afford to miss. Prizes include $600 voucher from Anytime Fitness; Accountants, White & Associates are providing $500 voucher for accounting services; Angourie Rainforest Resort’s $200 voucher for one night’s accommodation with a hamper from Let’z Graze worth $85; one night’s accommodation at Big River Ski Lodge valued at $175 plus a Let’z Graze hamper worth $85; Nymboida River Retreat’s one night’s accommodation voucher valued at $150 plus an $85 Let’z Graze hamper.  Get in quickly and purchase your Tickets online – https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=zznsy

An amazing $5,500 has already been raised thanks to the following local major sponsors of the Trivia Night held in October – White & Associates, Accountants, Bendigo Bank and Anytime Fitness.

Clarence Valley Relay For Life is one of the most important fundraising events on Cancer Council NSW calendar.

More than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved through improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years.  Thanks to these advancements, nearly seven out of ten Australians diagnosed with cancer today will survive more than five years past their diagnosis.

That is some achievement. To be able to maintain these improvements, is only brought about by the efforts and support of the community minded people of the Clarence Valley beavering away at raising these vital funds that give hope to all cancer patients and survivors.

Lauren Fraser, Cancer Council’s Community Relations Coordinator suggests, “Get together your friends, workmates, schoolmates and/or family create and register your team and start fundraising. You can have a barrel of laughs along the way. Here is the website link to register your team https://www.cancercouncil.org.au/graftonrelay

Don’t forget, register your team and/or yourself now and get our $20 early bird registration special before it rises to $25 on January 2.

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