Relay for life raises $154,000
FAMILIES, workers and friends banded together to fight cancer at the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life on Saturday.
With over 120 cancer survivors, 134 teams and more than $154,000 raised, organiser Ros Bedward said it was a success to rival last year’s relay.
“We’re absolutely stoked,” Ros said.
“We’ve never seen so many teams or cancer survivors at the event.”
It was Keith Wisener’s third relay for life, and he said there was a great atmosphere.
Keith joined his mother-in-law’s team, Pomfret Backhoe Hire Convicts, with his wife, son Lachlan, 11, and daughter Chloe, 6.
“It just gets bigger and better every year,” Keith said.
“My wife and I have been touched by cancer on both sides of our family, so anything we can do to help is worth it.”
The Cathedral of Praise team won the spirit of the relay award, and Stanwell Livewires raised the most money, with over $12,000 collected.