The Relay For Life is returning to Port Augusta this October at Chinnery Park.
Held from Saturday to Sunday, October 13 and 14, Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that gives the local community the chance to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.
It’s a fun weekend filled with festivities, entertainment and an opportunity to meet new people and get together for a common cause.
In 2016, nine teams from the Port Augusta region raised more than $10,000 for Cancer Council SA, with the money supporting Cancer Council SA’s life-saving prevention, research, support and advocacy programs.
Port Augusta local and Committee Member Paige Bowshire knows firsthand how important the event is in supporting those impacted by cancer. Diagnosed with Leukaemia at just eight years of age, 24-year-old Paige was named a Global Hero of Hope in 2017 for her role in inspiring Relay participants in her local community.
Paige has not only survived cancer, she’s also survived a rare genetic condition called Wilson’s disease, which forced her to undergo a liver transplant. Despite multiple live-saving operations, Paige has never given up, and continues to share her story to inspire others.
“My life has been enriched because I have met some amazing people through Relay who share the same passion as myself to fight for a cure.”
“Relay is a fantastic celebration for me and everyone who has been impacted by cancer. It’s a chance for us to remember those who have lost their lives, celebrate the fact that we’re still here and do something to raise funds and make a difference.”
“I encourage everyone to come down and give Relay a try – the energy and atmosphere is addictive and keeps me coming back year on year!”
If you want to find out more about the 2018 Relay For Life and how you can get involved, the Port Augusta Relay Committee will be hosting an information night on Wednesday, April 11, at 6.30pm at the West Augusta Football Club.
“If you’ve never relayed before, this is your chance to find out more about the event and why it’s so important to the local community and local cancer survivors like myself” said Paige.
To find out more and to register a team visit www.relayforlife.org.au and search for ‘Port Augusta.’
Relay For Life Information Evening
Wednesday, April 11 at 6.30pm, West Augusta Football Club, RSVP to Aaron Tannahill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Augusta Relay For Life
Saturday, October 13 at 2.00pm to Sunday, October 14 at 9.00am, Chinnery Park, register at www.relayforlife.org.au and search for ‘Port Augusta.’