Relay for Life
Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back
Relay For Life is an overnight walking event that brings teams of friends, work colleagues and families together in a fun, carnival like atmosphere to fundraise for the Cancer Society.
It is a time to celebrate and remember loved ones affected by cancer - and to fight back by raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Society.
Find out more and register by clicking below or email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17-18 March 10-11 March
Caledonian Ground, Dunedin Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
Join the organising committee..
Relay is largely organised and run by volunteer committees who are supported by the Cancer Society.
Being part of the committee takes hard work, commitment and time – but the rewards of putting on a great event that raises significant funds for cancer patients and families are immeasurable.
Being a member of a Relay For Life Committee is also an excellent way to gain experience in the planning and running a major outdoor event.
If you would like to find out more about joining a committee email email@example.com
Volunteer on the day…
Volunteering at Relay For Life is great fun, sociable and there are roles available to suit everyone.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Anna Anderson (Otago) on (03) 477 7447, Robyn Flowers (Southland) on (03) 218 4108
The Opening Ceremony
One of the most poignant moments of this event is the The Opening Ceremony which includes an Opening Survivors and Carers Lap, where we take time to acknowledge, support and celebrate individuals and their wider family/whanau currently facing a cancer diagnosis and for those living beyond cancer. We use the word survivor as we consider anyone a survivor of cancer, from day one of their diagnosis.
We invite individuals and their wider family/whanau who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis to walk the first lap in celebration of life, with the love and support of the community behind them. Light refreshments will be provided following the Opening Ceremony walk.
We would be delighted to see you, your caregivers, family and friends there!
Otago Opening Ceremony details
Starts 12.00 Noon and lasts for approx. 30 minutes.
If you would like to join us, we would ask that you come to the Cancer Society Tent at Logan Park at approx. 11:15am, where our support staff will greet and provide you with a purple sash before taking you to the starting point.
RSVP by the 10th March at email@example.com or call us on (03) 477 7447.
Southland Opening Ceremony details
Starts 1.30pm and lasts for approx. 30 minutes.
If you would like to join us, we would ask that you come to the Cancer Society Tent at Rugby Park from 12.30pm, where our support staff will greet and provide you with a sash before taking you to the starting point.
RSVP by the 3rd March at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (03) 218 4108.
The Candlelight Ceremony
The Candlelight Ceremony remembers those lost to Cancer in a respectful and memorable ceremony. This ceremony can involve speeches from those who have been affected by cancer or work with those affected by cancer, the reading of the Candle of Hope poem an uplifting song for all to show there is still hope.
This ceremony starts at 9.30pm and also lasts 30 minutes.
You will be able to purchase merchandise on the day.
Otago Relay for Life participants can view presale merchandise packages here.