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On the far north coast alone, around 2,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year.

If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to help fight the disease and support sufferers, here’s your chance: join the second annual Tweed Valley Relay For Life on March 23 and 24 at Kingscliff.

‘Last year, for the first time, Tweed Valley locals took part in their own unique Relay For Life which raised over $60,000,’ Emily Pettitt, community relations coordinator for Cancer Council NSW said.

This year’s Tweed Valley Relay For Life will take place at a bigger venue than last year and will be held in Kingscliff at the Cudgen Leagues Club Oval.

It will commence on Saturday March 23 at 3pm and end on Sunday 24 at 9am. During the event, groups of locals will take turns walking or running through the night to raise funds for the Cancer Council’s world-class cancer research, education and support programs.

‘People will bring their tents and camp overnight as a community. There will be free entertainment, games for the kids and even spot prizes,’ Ms Pettitt said.

Ceremonies will also be held throughout the event to honour locals who have been touched by cancer.

‘At dusk, we will line the track with candles and messages dedicated to loved ones who have faced cancer. We know from other NSW Relay For Life events that this is always one of the most moving reminders of why we fight cancer,’ Ms Pettitt said.

‘There are many ways to join Relay For Life. For example, you can help organise the event, captain a team, be a volunteer on the day, or provide entertainment. We’ll help you find the best opportunity to get involved,’ Ms Pettitt said.

To learn more about Tweed Valley Relay For Life, Contact Emily at [email protected] or call 6627 0304, alternatively go online and register your team via the following website http://relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2013/tweed_valley_2013.

 


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