A sponsored swim event for Lower Clarence Relay For Life hosted by Yamba Skin Clinic will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 6am to 9am at the Yamba Swimming Pool. The entry fee is $5 which includes breakfast.
Yamba Skin Clinic practice manager, Natalie Le Breton says the idea for the swim came about from staff member Tanya and her son Toby who is a competitive swimmer in the Lower Clarence community.
“So far we have had such a positive response and we’re hoping to have over 50 entrants. Our goal is to raise $1,000 on the day!” said Ms Le Breton.
“The swim is open to all age groups and you can enter as a single swimmer or as a tag team,” she said.
As the event is a fundraiser, swimmers are encouraged to seek sponsorship for the number of laps they swim or for participating in the event and all funds go to Cancer Council NSW and the 2017 Lower Clarence Relay For Life.
Registrations for the swim close on Wednesday, January 18 and people interested in registering for the swim fundraiser can contact Tanya Priest on 0447 785 044.
“Cancer, especially skin cancer and melanoma is a subject that we talk about, manage and counsel on every day. The Northern Rivers area of NSW has the highest incidence of skin cancers in the world. We want to bring more community attention to this fact and to educate people on sun protection,” said Ms Le Breton.
“We love participating in community events. The core staff here have been working together since we opened our doors six and a half years ago. Not only do we work together, but we have become great friends and enjoy participating in Relay For Life together along with our families. There are lots of kids between us all, so there are plenty of walkers!” she said.
“If you have never participated in Relay For Life before, I would say go for it! Raise as much money as you can but more importantly, raise awareness and have fun,” said Ms Le Breton.
The Lower Clarence Relay For Life is a space for the community to unite in the fight against cancer. The vital funds raised at the Relay will help Cancer Council NSW continue ground breaking research and provide necessary programs and support services for people affected by cancer and their family.
The Lower Clarence Relay For Life will be held on 18th and 19th March 2017 at the Yamba Public School.
For more information or to register a team in the Relay For Life, go to www.relayforlife.org.au/lowerclarence and like the Facebook page for updates at www.facebook.com/lowerclarencerelayforlife
For further information regarding any Cancer Council NSW initiative, or for cancer support services, please contact Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.