St Mary's Catholic Primary School team all ready for 2017 Relay For Life Bunbury

The St Mary's Catholic Primary School Bunbury Relay For Life team with Dr Alejandra Olgiati and school principal Paul Cronin. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.
The St Mary's Catholic Primary School Bunbury Relay For Life team with Dr Alejandra Olgiati and school principal Paul Cronin. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

The 2017 Relay For Life Bunbury-Southwest event is less than a month away and the energetic young team from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are ready to hit the track. 

The team of 18 students have raised more than $3,000 for the annual 24-hour relay event that supports the Cancer Council’s research into a cure. 

Team captains, sisters and relay veterans Caitlyn and Paige Hebbend said there is so much they enjoy about Relay For Life. 

“We get to share a special day with our friends, staying up late, laughing, being active and enjoying the activities,” Paige said. 

“The team feel special too because we know the money we have raised helps people who have cancer – we get to make a difference,” Caitlyn said. 

Last year, the school had a team of eight decked out as superheroes keeping their relay baton out on the Payne Park track. Talk in the playground about how much fun Relay For Life can be, has helped to more than double the young team’s participation level this year. 

The school has also teamed up with Brecken Health Doctor Alejandra Olgiati who will offer free skin checks for the staff and families of St Mary’s on November 6 from 12 noon to 8pm at the Bunbury clinic.  

“Sadly skin cancer claims a lot of lives in Australia each year so it is important for adults to have regular checks, it’s a cancer than can often be treated successfully if it is caught early,” Dr Olgiati said. 

It’s not too late to sign up for the 2017 Relay For Life Bunbury-Southwest, which will take place on November 4 and 5. 

For more information, or to register, click here

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