The southern Fleurieu will join millions around the world by opening their hearts on Daffodil Day – Friday, August 23 – and again for the annual Relay for Life program.
The daffodil has been the symbol of cancer awareness and hope since the Canadian Cancer Society organised the first Daffodil Day in 1957, and has since spread through Ireland, the United States of America, and Australia through our national Cancer Council and its state organisations.
The Relay for Life event stemmed from a Washington surgeon in 1985 when he used his passion for marathons to create a fundraising event where participants in teams of 10 took it in turns to walk around a track.
Australia is one of 21 countries involved in this magnificent showing of unity and hope, and our local teams desperately need your help to support their fundraising ventures.
Southern Fleurieu Relay for Life chairman Mike Willett described the program as an amazing community event that aimed to confront cancer by raising funds and awareness whilst celebrating survivors and remembering those lost.
“The event is also a lot of fun for all with continuous entertainment and activities,” Mike said.
This year’s Relay for Life was another big success, but more teams of 10 are needed. They are encouraged to raise funds through various ways in the lead-up to the relay. It is very much about having incredible fun whilst helping a wonderful cause.
Importantly, Lara Hamlyn from Cancer Council SA reports that monies raised at this event stays in South Australia; supporting Cancer Council’s accommodation and counselling services, ongoing research and scientific discoveries and prevention education.
Meanwhile, get right into the Spring feeling by buying daffodils from registered sellers to help raise funds for Cancer Council Australia.
Tickets for the Relay for Life dinner are available from Mike Willett 0435 144112, Claire Fuller 8554 2939, Jan Evers (08) 8552 6695, Karen Dutton 0421 750264 or from the front desk at Radio 5EFM Seaview Road, Victor Harbor.