WITH 40 teams already registered for the 2013 Great Lakes Relay for Life, organisers are quietly confident of meeting their target of 100 teams and 1000 participants by the time the event takes place on October 26 and 27.
The relay is the largest fund raising event in the world, now operating across 22 countries, raising funds in the fight against cancer. 2012 was a huge year in NSW, with $7.7m raised by 60 relays, involving 48,000 participants and 4,000 teams.
Great Lakes teams co-ordinator, Lynn Duffy, is calling on all members of the community to help by joining a team for the 2013 event.
"We don't want anyone thinking they have to be at the track for the full 23 hours," Ms Duffy said.
"Both adults and children are welcome to walk, jog, hop or skip for just one lap or for as long as they like. It's about taking part in the event and supporting an important cause which affects so many."
The funds raised through the relay go to the Cancer Council to help fight cancer through research, advocacy, prevention, information and support.
To register a team or join a team, click here. For further information contact Lynn Duffy on 0419 676 740.
Teams are well underway with fundraising activities.
Tomorrow Kathryn's Purple Angels (in memory of Kathryn Mullhall who lost her battle with cancer in 2011) are asking everyone, including businesses and school students, to wear purple and donate $1.
On the same day, a Relay for Life Charity Golf Day will be held at Forster organised by Sally McRoberts. Registration is $30 per person. For information contact Sally on 0412 306 242.