THE Shoalhaven Nowra Relay for Life has officially reached a cumulative total of $2 million raised for Cancer Council NSW since its inception in 2004.
Chairperson of the Shoalhaven Nowra Relay For Life committee Kimberley McMahon-Coleman said the milestone was a massive achievement for the local community.
“This result is a tribute to the generosity of the local organising committee as well as our special Shoalhaven community,” she said.
“A big congratulation to all involved on reaching this milestone.
“Relay for Life is a chance for the Shoalhaven community to come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back against these insidious diseases.
“Funds raised at the relay help to establish, maintain and support vital services within the Shoalhaven to ensure that no one faces a cancer diagnosis alone in our region.
“Money raised at these events goes towards a number of local programs and services as well as advanced research and advocacy projects.”
Ms McMahon-Coleman said funds also directly benefited local cancer patients in tangible ways, including the publication of the Cancer Services directory and the bus, which has transported local patients to Wollongong for treatment for many years.
The Shoalhaven Nowra Relay for Life will be held this weekend at the Nowra Showground.
The event will involve 130 teams and more than 1500 registered participants for the event.
More than $100,000 has already been raised and this figure is expected to treble in coming weeks.
Anyone interested in donating or participating in the Relay for Life should visit www.relayforlife.com.
au or call 4223 0200.