Griffith 2024

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, those going through a cancer experience and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives. Join with other local community members, take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life and make strides towards a cancer free future: start or join a team in the 2024 Relay today!
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Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Registration 

Adult

Super Early Bird Adult (Until 5 April 2024)

$15

Early Bird Adult (From 6 April – 5 July 2024)

$20

Adult

$25

Family

Early Bird Family (Until 5 July 2024)

$40

Family

$60

Child (Under 8 Yrs)

FREE

Youth (8-13 Yrs)

$10

Student (Under 18 or with student card)

$10

T-Shirt on the day

$15

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 3.00pm on Saturday 12 October

Candlelight Ceremony: 8.00pm on Saturday 12 October

Closing Ceremony: 9.00am on Sunday 13 October

Information Session

Come find out more about the Relay

Information Sessions Details are still to be finalised - join our Griffith Relay For Life Facebook Group to keep up to date

Join us to find out more how you can make a difference through participating in Relay For Life. Already participating? Come along and we can answer all your questions about the day.

Awards

Awards available at the event may include:

      • Highest Fundraising Team
      • Best Dressed Team
      • Best Themed Tent

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    On The Day

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    What happens on the day?

    Get excited because the Relay has arrived!

    Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator: Brianna Carracher – 02 6937 2605  | briannac@nswcc.org.au for special info about the Griffith Relay:

    • Opening Ceremony
    • Survivors and Carers Walk
    • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
    • Closing ceremony
    • Keep those team members walking!

    You don’t have to stay on the track all night, but we encourage teams to have at least one person on the track at all times to get the most out of your Relay experience.

    What to bring to Relay

    Be sure to come to Relay prepared! Check the forecast the night before and be prepared for inclement weather. Remember, Relay runs overnight and can be cold. Here’s a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day:

    • Tent(s), marquees for your campsite
    • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
    • Your Relay For Life shirt
    • Comfortable walking/running shoes
    • Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
    • Torch and spare batteries
    • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.)
    • A change of clothes
    • Camping gear (Tent, sleeping bag, pillows, blankets, esky, cutlery, cups, water bottle, food and drink.
    • Folding chairs and tables
    • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground)
    • Campsite decorations and team banners
    • Team costumes
    • Money and loose change
    • Camera to capture those special moments
    • Any used or unused raffle books
    • Your team!

    What not to bring

    • Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are welcome)
    • Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates
    • Glass
    • Fundraising money that you want to bank (please bank any money prior to the event or the next business day after Relay)
    • Remember, Relay For Life is a smoke-free event.

    Sponsors

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    Thanks to our fantastic sponsors:

    Relay For Life is a community event and it would not be possible without the support we receive from our local community.  There are a number of local businesses that provide us with monetary and in-kind support.

    If you would like your business to become a sponsor of Relay For Life contact Brianna Carracher on 02 6937 2605 or email briannac@nswcc.org.au

    Under 18s

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    Parent or Guardian Consent

    If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to have a parent or guardian complete a Parental Consent Form before the event.

    This form will be emailed to youth upon registering for the event.

    All youth are required to have the consent of their parent/guardian via the form above. Failure to do so will result in the youth being unable to attend the Relay For Life event.

    There will be limited on the day registrations available.

    Youth Team Supervisors

    All participants under 18 years of age are required to have a supervisor over the age of 21 present with their team for the duration of the event.

    You must register your supervisor by completing the Youth Supervisor Form that is emailed to you upon registering as a youth. It is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, team captain or youth to ensure the youth supervisor has completed this form.


    If a youth team attends Relay For Life without the required number of supervisors over the age of 21, the team will not be able to participate.

    Please note that for youth teams, you must have 1 supervisor per 10 youth participants.

    If you are a School Team, please contact Brianna Carracher – 02 6937 2605  | briannac@nswcc.org.au

    COVID-19 information

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    COVID-19 restrictions and requirements are forever changing, and as a result, this Relay For Life event is subject to change. Here at Cancer Council NSW, we will follow the latest advice and guidelines from the NSW Government to ensure the safety of everyone involved in a Relay For Life 2024.   

    Relay For Life is a time for our community to come together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who are no longer with us and fight back against cancer.

    If you or anyone you love has ever heard the words ‘you have cancer’, you know how much if affects us and the people around us. None should face cancer alone, so whether you’re a Survivor or Carer, getting involved in your local Relay For Life can introduce you to others who are facing similar challenges and create opportunities for sharing stories, friendship and hope.

    To honour your inspiring journey, you’re invited to be our Guest of Honour at Relay For Life.

    You can choose to walk in the Survivor and Carer’s Lap of Honour or just come along for the celebrations.

    Our communities wouldn’t be the same without you, so thank you!

    If you are having trouble registering, please contact Brianna Carracher by calling 02 6937 2605 or email briannac@nswcc.org.au

    RELAY AMBASSADORS

    Our Relay Committees often invite a local community member who has been touched by cancer to attend the event and play a special role in their Ceremonies.  These incredible people have often had a cancer experience, utilised Cancer Council NSW services or undertaken the vital role of caring for someone with cancer.

    Impact

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    Cancer Council NSW connects with communities across the state by providing support to those affected by cancer, advocating for change, engaging fundraisers, and helping people reduce their cancer risk.

    Cancer Council Western NSW delivers the SunSmart skin protection program in schools and early childhood centres and delivers Cancer Talks to our communities; a package of presentations on a range of cancer and Cancer Council NSW related topics. For those people wanting to pack a healthy lunchbox we have the Healthy Lunchbox Builder website which is an interactive tool for adults and children alike to plan and pack healthy lunch. Check it our for tips, tricks and delicious recipes.

    Cancer Council NSW connects with communities across the state by providing support to those affected by cancer, advocating for change, engaging fundraisers, and helping people reduce their cancer risk.

    Cancer Council Western NSW delivers the SunSmart skin protection program in schools and early childhood centres and delivers Cancer Talks to our communities; a package of presentations on a range of cancer and Cancer Council NSW related topics. For those people wanting to pack a healthy lunchbox we have the Healthy Lunchbox Builder website which is an interactive tool for adults and children alike to plan and pack healthy lunch. Check it our for tips, tricks and delicious recipes.

    Cancer Council Western NSW has a fully funded vehicle based in Griffith for the Transport To Treatment program which provides FREE transport for eligible cancer patients and their carers from Griffith and surrounding communities up to 200km away to treatment at Griffith, Wagga or Albury. This program aims to assist those people in greatest need across the region. In 2021, this transport service provided 241 trips to Griffith residents with over 46,000 kms driven and 653 hours volunteered by our drivers.

    We co-own and fund accommodation service Lilier Lodge in Wagga for cancer patients and families. It provides home-away-from-home accommodation in the Riverina for patients and their families travelling for cancer treatment. Residents from Griffith and communities use this accommodation regularly as it is often too hard to do a return trip home when undergoing treatment.

    Cancer Council Western NSW drive many advocacy campaigns that are aimed at improving cancer outcomes in the community and include recent successes such as banning smoking in public areas, the banning of sunbeds, and for all primary public schools to have a sun protection policy. We're working towards a cancer free future by conducting and funding world-class research, preventing cancer, supporting people affected by cancer and advocating to ensure that the governments take action. Together, with our volunteers, supporters, stakeholders and staff, we are committed to reducing the impact of cancer, now and into the future.

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Raised so far

    $8,634

    Our goal

    $60,000

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