RELAY For Life isn’t making it’s way back to the track for another six months but that hasn’t stopped one team’s drive to be prepared early.
Relay For Life is a 24 hour relay marathon where participants walk or run around an oval to raise money for Cancer Council.
Susie James at Glen Huon Primary School and 10 of her teaching colleagues already have their team assembled and are itching to start raising money.
For Ms James the venture will be the second time she’s undertaken the mammoth relay after running with a separate team last year.
Originally deciding to do the relay after the loss of her mother-in-law and her brother to cancer, this year she’s hoping to inspire other schools to get involved.
“When I did it last year there were a few schools participating but I couldn’t see any primary schools being represented,” she said.
“So the plan is to represent Glen Huon out in the community and hopefully inspire some other primary schools to get involved.”
Ms James said it wasn’t hard to get a team together because of the prevalence of cancer in the community.
“It really has touched everyone in some form or another, friends and family, we all know someone who’s battled with it.”
The Glen Huon Primary School team will be holding raffles throughout the year as well as raising funds on the day.
The relay will be held on November 5 at Payne Park in East Bunbury, to donate go to relayforlife.org.au
For more information about registering for Bunbury’s Relay For Life email firstname.lastname@example.org
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