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Stories from Relays around Australia
"At Relay I walked, talked to total strangers and cried with total strangers."
"It wasn't just about remembering those we had lost, but celebrating those who have fought so hard and survived."
"I Relay because I want to keep my grandmother's spirit alive, and to raise money to help keep other special people alive."
"Relay For Life isn't about just raising money, it's about uniting. Relay brings everyone together."
"I borrowed a gazebo and a tent, and turned up not knowing what was in front of me. Twenty-four hours later I had walked 36km, raised just over $3000 and had an extremely sore body. But after such an inspiring weekend, I was hooked."
"The sense of community in regional areas is strong, but it can be hard to feel the same in the suburbs. Through Relay you can bring the community together for one reason."
"Everything happens for a reason. Cancer has made me stronger and more determined to fight back."
"My wish is that we find a cure soon so other lives are not wasted needlessly. We need a cure. This is why I Relay."
"To see the community come together is the best part of Relay. That, and the knowledge that we are truly making a difference in the world."
"The determination to fight cancer and hopefully one day find a cure through fundraising became even more important."
James G's story
"I soon learnt that Relay was much more than a fundraiser… Relay is about my community."
"It’s good to belong to a group doing something positive for the local and larger community."
"I would strongly encourage other diverse communities to join this worthwhile fundraising endeavour to Relay and raise money for cancer research, prevention and support services."
"Relay means celebrating the survivors, remembering our loved ones who have passed and hoping that one day we will find a cure to this horrible disease."
"Being on the Committee has allowed me to learn new leadership skills and also gain lots of confidence. I have loved every single minute of it."
"I am passionate about what I believe in. I believe in a cancer-free future. I believe we will win."
"Relay For Life has made a huge difference in my life."
"To me, Relay For Life is the means by which we will find a cure."
"Something happened on the track that day! The love, warmth, acceptance… Relay gave me peace!"
"Join in. Relay. Fight back. Save a life. It might be yours."
"I Relay to say thanks for the support."
"I am one of the lucky ones. I’m a Survivor. Relay is my way of helping to create a cancer-free future."
"Relay For Life has had a significant impact on my life... After three Relays I had made friends for life."
"Every step and every dollar raised gives hope to someone fighting cancer."
James B's story
"I know the wonderful power that every Relay has to change the lives of cancer patients and their families."
"My goal has always been to provide hope and to inspire others."
"I was very honoured to have a Research Award named in my honour. When our Happy Feet team captain Meg-Ann presented me with the certificate and letter I was truly humbled. I was truly touched and very grateful."
How are we doing?(in 2014)
- Relays 214
- Teams 9660
- Participants 143,813
- Raised $23,297,098
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