RIVERSDALE NEWS - Whether your life has been touched by cancer or not, it is time to show your compassion with thousands who have survived ... or succumbed.
It is once again time for the annual Relay for Life, one of the highlights on the town's calendar during which everybody in the community gets a chance to participate in the fight against cancer.
"The Relay represents the hope that those who are fighting cancer will be supported, those lost to cancer with never be forgotten and that one day cancer will be conquered," says Lilian Burke, chair of CANSA Riversdale. "The Relay is an extension of CANSA's mission and a fun way to raise funds to provide a much needed local community service."
Before the Relay, teams - whether colleagues at businesses, school children or staff at state institutions - participate in fundraising activities. During the Relay, participants who form part of a team, continuously move around the field overnight to symbolise the fact that cancer never sleeps.
"This is not only a fundraising opportunity but also an opportunity to raise awareness of the early warning signs of the different faces of the disease to prevent and eventually eliminate this scourge from people's precious lives."
This year's Relay takes place at the Riverville Stadium from 18:00 on Saturday 9 November to 08:00 on Sunday morning, 10 November.
Day visitors and or teams of ten participants pay R60 per person at the gate and R10 per vehicle.
Contact Chanel Louw at 079 909 1397 or Brenda Scholtz at 082 825 6341 for more information or to enter teams.
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