RELAY FOR LIFE -ALBANY
Relay for Life is the Cancer Council’s most successful fundraising program and community event. Relays happen all around Australia right throughout the year. Each Relay is a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and remembers loved ones lost to cancer. It is a fun and moving 24 hour event that Teams participate in a relay-style walk or run, challenging themselves to stay on the track overnight. All proceeds are used to fund the research, prevention and support of those affected by cancer.
RRT was involved in the setting up of the Albany event on Friday 20th March. Albany is situated at the bottom of Western Australia – about 4 hours south of Perth.
The RRT team helped set up the stage, where speeches would take place the following day. They also assisted in marking out the track, erecting directional signage and banners and the numerous other odd jobs necessary to prepare for the big day. The RRT team consisted of 8 volunteers attended in 4hr shifts.
At 7:00am Saturday 21st RRT was onsite to provide and cook 150 Bacon & Egg toasted sandwiches for the coordinators who were still setting up for the event. The Relay kicked off at 11:00am and the RRT went on to provide and cook 200 hamburgers to feed the hungry runners and walkers. The RRT had 28 volunteers involved all throughout the day, cooking, and assisting in coordinating the events.
All food, refreshments and labour was donated and 100% of the proceeds RRT made from the day went to Relay for Life – Cancer Council.
Rapid Relief Team would like to thank the Relay for Life for allowing us the opportunity to be involved in the excellent work you do with assisting cancer patients and carers through their tough journey.