Walkers continue the fight for cancer cure

Relay for Life volunteers Kathy McDonald, left, and Lyn Moseley with the banner of hope.The 12th Relay for Life event for Dungog will begin at Dungog High School at 2pm on Saturday, with walkers going through the night and finishing at 8am on Sunday.
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A total of 16 teams, with 196 walkers, have registered and they have already raised $11,500 for the fight against cancer.

The theme of the walk is “hope” and it will bring the community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance.

Carers and survivors will walk the first lap and be invited to cut the special relay cake baked by Shaw’s Bakery at Clarence Town.

Other special plans for the event include:

A visit by Sid the Seagull;

A hope banner where participants can write a special message for a gold coin donation;

Candlelighting ceremony at 7.30pm;

Barbecue and raffle.

The candle ceremony is one of the most moving parts of the event and will include a guest speaker and the lighting of candles to signify hope, remembrance and fightback.

Throughout the ceremony there will also be a Powerpoint presentation featuring loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer.

The Cancer Council tent will be there on the day to register any late teams and will also be a point for donations, raffle tickets, candle bags and Cancer council


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