Relay For Life brings Tasmanians together

More than 7,000 people took part in six Relay For Life events across the State this year raising over $1 million for Cancer Council Tasmania.

Since the first Relay For Life was held in 2001, more than 70,000 people have participated raising $10 million. CEO Penny Egan said Relay events were inspirational and brought communities together. “It was overwhelming to see so many people give up their time to set up for the events, walk, and make donations. Without such wonderful contributions we would be unable to provide the support services for Tasmanians diagnosed with cancer and conduct our education awareness campaigns. Cancer Council Tasmania thanks everyone for their unwavering support and generosity”.

“All the funds raised from Relay For Life remain in Tasmania. Relay For Life is about honouring the lives of Tasmanians touched by cancer. One in two Tasmanians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. A cancer diagnosis has a huge emotional, physical and financial impact on an individual and their family and friends. Cancer doesn’t discriminate and can affect anyone.”

“Relay For Life allows people to come together to celebrate surviving, to remember loved ones who have been lost to cancer, and also pledge to fight back and live healthier lives, reducing our chances of a cancer diagnosis. The money raised from our Relay For Life events in Tasmania is used to provide a range of support services, education and research”, said Ms Egan.

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