On the 4th and 5th of April, a team of Ropata Health staff members will be participating in the Relay for Life, Wellington.
Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.
Relay For Life involves teams of people who walk or run around a track. In a relay style, each team needs to have at least one participant on the track throughout the event.
Relay For Life brings people from all walks of life together for a common cause. It begins with an Opening Ceremony, with cancer survivors and carers leading the first lap of the event. Next, team members take to the track. Most walk, while some prefer to jog or run.
Personally-inscribed candle bags are placed around the track, and their light emits a warm glow throughout Relay venue. Team members continue to walk or jog until the teams come together for an inspiring Closing Ceremony.
Teams are made up of friends, family, co-workers, and your local community. Relay For Life is a fun event with every team bringing its own special energy by creating campsites and enjoying the entertainment and each other’s company. Worldwide, more than five million people take part in a Relay For Life event every year.
Cancer society Wellington
One in three New Zealanders will be affected by cancer in their lifetime. The Cancer Society Wellington provides free support services and information for people going through cancer treatment and their friends, family and whānau. The Cancer Society is the largest funder of cancer research after the government. As an independent organisation the Cancer Society receives no direct government funding and is entirely reliant on the generosity of New Zealanders to provide these services.