Relay For Life
Our biggest fundraiser was launched this month by Michael Grayling of Melbourne, affectionately known as “Mr Relay”.
Michael, 57, was diagnosed with testicular cancer 34 years ago and has since walked 19,500 kilometres in 390 Relay For Life events to raise awareness about cancer.
He has also cared for both his parents who died from different cancers.
Michael describes the emotion of taking part in Relay For Life as like a huge warming wave and says his passion for participating is driven purely by the knowledge that his contribution is helping to make the possibility of a cancer free world a reality for future generations.
He also says it is about sharing his experience and thanking those who have supported people who have had cancer.
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.
It is our the biggest fundraiser and we hope to raise more than $1 million from our Relays in Hobart, Launceston, Huon Valley, Dorset, Circular Head and North West.
The money raised from Relay For Life events in Tasmania is used to provide a range of support services, education and research.
Relay For Life events will be held in Hobart and Scottsdale on 1 and 2 March, Smithton on 15 and 16 March, Penguin on 22 and 23 March and Launceston and Huonville on 29 and 30 March.
Anyone wanting to take part, lend a hand or make a donation should go to www.relayforlife.org.au