FUNDRAISER: Relay for Life was a huge success locally with about 750 people in attendance.
FUNDRAISER: Relay for Life was a huge success locally with about 750 people in attendance.

A big day for Relay for Life

RELAY For Life has achieved another successful year on the Coffs Coast.

Cancer Council Community Relations co-ordinator for the Coffs Coast region, Pippa Tabone, said it was too soon to say how much was raised as organisers were still waiting for teams to bank their money after fundraising on the day.

"The day was a huge success with approximately 750 people in attendance," Pippa said.

"The sun shone on and we had a day packed full of activities, entertainment, fundraising and walking."

She said the Relay looked a little different this year with the track winding through and around the showground pavilions.

"People thought this was a nice change from going around in circles around an oval."

Pippa said the other big change this year was no camping as recent rain meant camping was cancelled.

"We would like to sincerely thank the Coffs Coast community for once again digging deep and supporting the Cancer Council and our Relay teams."

"As Cancer Council is 97% publicly funded, funds raised from Relay For Life are vital to support our research, prevention, support and advocacy services."

On the Coffs Coast about 500 people a year are diagnosed with cancer and the Cancer Council further supports patients in the region through its Transport to Treatment program, treatment accommodation facilities and by providing legal and financial help.



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