Relay for Life D&G goes live

Relay fro Life has launched
Relay fro Life has launched

WITH registration now live for Cancer Research UK Relay For Life 2012, Dumfries and Galloway organisers held a Zumbathon launch in Dumfries on Sunday afternoon saw 116 people turn out to dance non-stop for two hours.

Together they have raised £580 to kick-start this year’s fundraising. And, the launch is not over yet as organisers plan to hold another event in Stranraer this weekend.

The Custom House have kindly agreed to host the second launch event which will take place tomorrow (Saturday) from 12pm-3pm and would like to encourage everyone to pop along to find out more about Relay For Life and how you might get involved in the world’s largest fundraising event, taking place at Park Farm, Dumfries, on 30 June – 1 July this year.

Throughout the course of the afternoon there will be live music and a Jamie at Home display, with a percentage of all sales donated to Cancer Research UK.

The essence of the Relay For Life is its participants – survivors and caregivers who are guests of honour, and teams of 8 to 15 people who each take it in turns to walk around the track. 

Anne Barclay, volunteer Chair of Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life in Dumfries and Galloway, said: “Relay For Life is a phenomenal event for groups of friends, family and colleagues, to celebrate survivors and caregivers, and pay tribute to those you know who have been touched by cancer, while helping to support Cancer Research UK and create a world with more birthdays.” 

This is the fifth time Relay For Life has taken place in the region, returning to Dumfries after being held in Wigtown in 2011. Since 2008 Relay in Dumfries and Galloway alone has raised more than £232,000 for Cancer Research UK and organisers are asking teams to join with them in aiming to push that rolling total over one quarter of a million in 2012.  Please join in.

For more information on how to enter Relay For Life as a team, participate as a survivor or caregiver, or dedicate a candle of hope, please visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay  or call 08716 41 26 02.  To arrange for one of the Dumfries and Galloway committee to come and talk to you, or a group who might be interested in participating, please contact Anne on 07834 693 420 or email: relayforlife2011@hotmail.co.uk.