Updated: Jan 15, 2020
"Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Adelaide community to recognize and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honor and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. "
Running from 2pm on Saturday until 9am on Sunday the Belair Relay for Life was an amazing event to once again be apart of. The picturesque Karka Oval in Belair National Park provided a wonderful venue again this year with the relay providing the once a year opportunity to camp in the park which is normally not permitted.
With team registrations starting at 11am the SA Power Networks Employee Foundation staff had been on site from the day before making sure everything was ready to ensure a smooth operation. Face painting and a sausage sizzle preceded the pre-walk Zumba warm up session.
As part of the opening ceremony the lighting of the 3 candles symbolized those in the past who are no longer with us, the present who are currently battling or have survived their battle with cancer and the future, the youth of today looking to bring about a better tomorrow. The laying of the candle bags in the heart shape each contained message of remembrance and hope from relay participants.
The 19 hour walk started with a lap by all of those who have had cancer affect their lives set to the sound of the Onkaparinga Pipes and Drums Band.
Entertainment throughout the evening included live Jazz performances, a mini Olympics for the younger crowd, Harley Davidson rides around Belair National Park, Games provided by Games 2 U and musical hits for all generations performed by Jukebox Who?
Those who crunch the numbers tell me that the money raised at this event will bring the total dollar value raised from SA Power Networks relays over the last 11 years for Cancer Council SA to over $1,000,000.
Well Done everyone and see you again next year.