Everyday more than nine Tasmanians are diagnosed with cancer. Through Circular Head Relay for Life, funds raised in Tasmania for the Cancer Council Tasmania are used to provide support and prevention services in Circular Head for those impacted by cancer.
Circular Head has helped to raise more than $606,000 through Relay for Life, raising an incredible $45,800 at the last event in 2018.
The Circular Head Relay For Life will be the first Tasmanian event to be held in the new format of a one day event. Lasting 12 hours, from 10am to 10pm on Saturday March 14 at the Smithton Recreation Ground, the event will start with an Opening Ceremony to celebrate life, followed by a Remembrance Ceremony at 8pm to remember those who have passed. The event will conclude that night with a Closing ‘Fight Back’ Ceremony.
With 15 teams now registered for this year’s event, and eight of those teams newly registered, it’s looking like the new format will be a success.
Dale Poke from team Saputo Legendairy is excited to be joining the worthy cause.
“Being a small community everyone knows everyone, and we all know someone affected by cancer.
“It’s a good cause and a genuine money raiser, the funds stay local and within Tasmania.”
Saputo Legendairy will begin their fundraising efforts this week with a raffle, followed by a barbecue outside Woolworths on Saturday February 22 and a cake and confectionary stall in Emmett Street on Friday March 6.
The team is made up of 11 Saputo employees and their families and headed by Dale, who had no problem gaining volunteers to join the team: “They all jumped on board, no issues. They’ve all been affected just as well by cancer.”
Plenty of entertainment has been lined up for the day, including Set 3 Circus, The Army Band, a scavenger hunt for all participants, face painting and more.
“We are keen to grow the participation in this event and encourage people to gather a team together of friends, work colleagues or family, and support this community to fight against cancer,” Alicia van Ek, Cancer Council Tasmania fundraising and events coordinator for the north west said.
“We want the people of this community to support this important community event. We are here for you.”
To register, visit www.relayforlife.org.au and search Circular Head Relay For Life.
Tops can be picked up from Bendigo Bank at Circular Head Office Supplies in Smith Street or at the team captains meeting on Monday March 2 from 7pm at Circular Head Council, Goldie Street.
New to the Cancer Council Tasmania event this year, team Saputo Legendairy are in top form ahead of Relay for Life next month.