ORGANISERS of an exciting fundraising event in Harrow are urging local people to get involved.
Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat cancer and culminates in a fantastic family and team event.
Teams of between eight to 15 people – of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life – are needed to take part in the overnight fundraising festival at the Bannister Stadium over the weekend of 8th-9th September 2012. During the Relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities on offer.
As dusk falls, the atmosphere quietens as the Candle of Hope ceremony begins. The event is the most poignant part of Relay For Life when specially made Candle of Hope bags – decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones – are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track.
This is the sixth time Relay For Life has taken place in Harrow. Now the committee of volunteers staging Relay For Life is looking for even more local support to help make it a tremendous success.
As well as recruiting teams, they are searching for motivated people who want to help organise the event itself and get the whole community involved.
Tony Selman, volunteer Chair of Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Harrow, said: “We would love to hear from anyone who wants to find out more about Relay For Life and how they can help.
“Relay For Life is a great way to spend time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a seriously worth-while cause. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. Taking part in Relay For Life is a positive way to be part of your local community and help make a real difference.”
Cancer Research UK funds the work of thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survival rates have doubled over the last 40 years and the charity’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
But despite improvements in treatment, cancer causes more than one in four of all deaths in the UK. Cancer Research UK wants to change that and needs the help of people in Harrow to help save many more lives.
More information on Relay For Life Harrow can be found at the event’s website www.RFL-Harrow.org.uk or call 08716 41 26 02.