Lancefield will welcome back Cancer Council Victoria’s Relay For Life on Saturday.
The event will see about 20 teams and 176 participants take part at Lancefield Park.
They will be banding together to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and to fight back against cancer.
Lancefield RFL was the last Relay for Life event CCV could host before the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will be the first RFL event held in Victoria since March 2020.
Eager to see the event return is Romsey’s Christine Shanahan who has been participating for 19 years.
She is the team captain of Clarkefield and Friends, which began with members of the Clarkefield Primary School community. The team still has many of its original members – sometimes past students join in too.
They have had a strong focus on raising awareness and funds for childhood cancers.
Over the years they have achieved five research awards (by raising $5000 or more), which have gone towards research and support for leukaemia and bone cancer in children.
“We are pretty proud of achieving these research grants,” Christine said.
“Having a focus on childhood cancer has been really important to us all.”
While fundraising efforts have been different this year with pandemic limitations, Clarkefield and Friends has already exceeded its target of $2000. Members are still hopeful to raise $5000 to secure another research award.
They will be the team with an Aladdin theme when the event takes place at Lancefield Park on March 5 from 12pm-10pm.
There’s still time to donate and show your support. For more information visit the website: fundraising.cancer.org.au