JUST days remain until Leeton’s Relay for Life and the funds are continuing to trickle in.
As team members prepare to lace up their runners for the event, which gets underway on Saturday from 3pm, many are participating to ensure they are doing their part to help defeat cancer.
One of those people is Leeton’s April Mickan, who is part of the team #riceislife.
This year marks the second time Mrs Mickan has participated in Relay for Life after first taking part in 2016.
“I like how much money this event raises for such a good cause and I also like how it gives the town something to do,” she said.
“It’s something different. It’s an overnight event. There’s so much entertainment. It’s really good fun.”
Organised by passionate volunteers, Relay For Life in Leeton gives the community a chance to join forces in support of everyone affected by cancer, have fun at a community festival, and raise vital funds Cancer Council’s world-class research, prevention, advocacy and support services.
“Two years ago my friend asked me to join their team and I was happy to take part,” Mrs Mickan said.
“When it came around this year I knew I’d be taking part again.
“I know a lot of people who have cancer and a lot of people close to me have passed away and are still battling with it.
“So anything I can do to help out – I know the Cancer Council my friends and family a lot of help when they need it.”
Community Relations Coordinator for Cancer Council NSW Emma McAuley said the relay was an experience that stayed with participants forever.
“The local committee host activities designed to celebrate cancer survivors and recognise their carers,” she said.
“We honour those we’ve lost during our candlelight ceremony, and we continue to raise funds to support people affected by cancer, fund research and improve cancer prevention.”
It’s not too late to take part, residents can still join enter or join a team, and can also sign up on Saturday at the town ovals.
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