Community & Environment

Wanted: superheroes for Relay For Life

Relay For Life returns to Hamilton in 2019, and the Cancer Society is challenging people to become a superhero for the day – wearing undies outside of clothing optional.

The inspiring community event, where team members take turns walking or running around a track, gives people the chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.

Catriona Findlay, fundraising manager for the Cancer Society, says Relay For Life participants who turn out for the event on 30 March 2019 can expect a festival-like atmosphere and a real sense of community spirit.

“With 12 hours of non-stop, live entertainment and music, this is a great opportunity for friends, families and co-workers to enjoy a fun day out while making a difference for people affected by cancer in the community.”

The event returns to the heart of Hamilton city for the first time in five years with the historic building The Grandstand at Claudelands Events Centre providing a striking backdrop as participants complete circuits of Claudelands Oval.

Sean Murray, General Manager of Venues, Tourism and Major Events at Hamilton City Council, says Claudelands is proud to be the venue for this important fundraising event.

“The funds raised through Relay For Life are crucial for the Cancer Society and the important work it does in our community. The team at Claudelands is excited to be supporting this worthy cause.”

Relay For Life is the second-largest fundraising event on Cancer Society’s calendar, behind Daffodil Day, with more than 800 people already signed up to take part. Money raised by Relay ‘superheroes’ will stay in the community and directly benefit people in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

“As a community funded charity, fundraising events like Relay For Life ensure we can continue to provide free support to people diagnosed with cancer in our community, and their families,” says Miss Findlay.

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