Castle Hill residents challenged to race for cancer charity

March 21, 2014 by  

People in Castle Hill have the chance to raise money for charity and remember loved ones who have battled cancer at this year’s Relay for Life.

The Relay for Life is one of the Cancer Council’s major fundraising events and also acts as a memorial to those who have fought a battle with cancer, as well as their carers.

This year’s event will take place in May, and people are being encouraged to sign up and start fundraising now.

During the event, teams of up to 15 people attempt to keep a baton moving around a course overnight. The first lap is dedicated to people who have survived cancer and their carers, who are invited to walk the course wearing special sashes.

A candlelight ceremony is also held to remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Banner printing is a great way to show support for people taking part in the event or to remember a lost loved one.

To help people get fit for the event, the Hills Shire Council is releasing a series of maps for local walks that could be used as practice. The first contains details of Hunts Creek Waterfall trail, which is suitable for people of all fitness levels.

This year’s Relay for Life will take place at Wrights Road Reserve on Saturday May 3rd. For more information or to register a team, visit the Relay for Life website.