Brett Dart with Emma, Amanda and Brooke at the Relay For Life.
Brett Dart with Emma, Amanda and Brooke at the Relay For Life. Leigh Jensen

Sun, full moon for Relay for Life

IT'S taken 10 years but finally the Cancer Council's Relay For Life enjoyed a sunny weekend.

An event that has endured rain and mud for so long came to life last weekend under blue skies and a bright full moon to light the path for walkers making their way around the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park through the night.

Relay For Life co-ordinator Fiona Foulkes said 1185 walkers took part in the relay.

Most importantly, the goal of raising $120,000 for cancer research was surpassed with Mrs Foulkes estimating the final total will be $5000 above the target.

Relay For Life events are held around the country and Coffs Harbour produces a special quality event that keeps people coming back every year, she said.

"Coffs has a real community spirit at the relay with everyone walking around talking to people they don't know, sharing their experiences," she said.

The Cancer Council's next events will be Biggest Morning Tea this month and Daffodil Day in August.



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