Sorell 2024

Welcome to Sorell Relay For Life! Come one, come all!

Relay For Life - an event that is both enjoyable and touching - contributes to raising vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, and supportive care services. Relay offers a wonderful opportunity for the East Coast community to acknowledge and celebrate local cancer survivors, those going through a cancer experience and their caregivers, as well as pay tribute to loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives. Every dollar raised in Tasmania, stays in Tasmania!

Be a part of the multitude of Australians who participate in the Cancer Council's Relay For Life every year and help pave the way to a cancer-free future. Sign up or join a team in the Sorell 2024 Relay today!

Event contacts:
Cancer Council Tasmania - Alicia van Ek | specialevents@cancertas.org.au
Sorell Relay For Life Chairperson - Joe Birch | joe.birch.00@outlook.com

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Registration 

Child Ticket (0-5Yrs) - FREE

Youth Ticket (6-18yrs) - $15

Adult Ticket (18+) - $15

Family Ticket (2 Adult and 3 Youth) - $25

Survivors/Carers Lap Only - FREE

Refund Policy

Cancer Council do not offer refunds and our general policy is to treat your money as a donation. Should you have made an error whilst registering or donating please contact your local Cancer Council office for assistance.

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony (CELEBRATE): 11am 

Candle Light Ceremony (REMEMBER): 10pm

Closing Ceremony (FIGHT BACK): 11pm


Awards

Awards available at the event include:

TBC

 

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On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Relay has arrived! Head on down early to check-in and pick up an event program, site map and shirts or merchandise at the registration desk upon arrival.

Check with our Relay team on | specialevents@cancertas.org.au for special info about Sorell Relay

What to bring to Relay

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

  • Campsite decorations and team banners
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Your Relay For Life top
  • Comfortable walking/running shoes
  • Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
  • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.)
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Team costumes
  • Spending money and loose change (to purchase food, a candle bag, merchandise or an activity)
  • Camera to capture those special moments!

What not to bring

  • Alcohol
  • Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are welcome)
  • Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates
  • Glass containers or bottles
  • 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.

Merchandise

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Purchase your merchandise online HERE and pick up at a local Cancer Council office - no delivery.

Contact your local Cancer Council office to pick up the items before the event OR simply make your way to the Merchandise marquee at the event and we’ll have your item ready for you.

Hobart – Eliza Hesketh 6169 1911, 15 Princes St, Sandy Bay 7005

Launceston – Sophie Avnell 6779 1104, 69 Howick St, Launceston 7250

Devonport – Sarah Hirst, 6419 4206, Suite 2, 45 Best St, Devonport 7310

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 community.  In particular, there are 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 our State Manager Alicia van Ek:  03 6419 4207 or avanek@cancertas.org.au

Principal Sponsor

Signature Sponsor

 

Premium Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor

Statewide Supporters

Survivors and Carers

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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 our support team - 1300 65 65 85 | specialevents@cancertas.org.au

Where the money goes

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Here's how you're making a difference

$10 Helps us to provide free exercise programs to assist cancer patients in building strength and fitness during treatment.

$30 Helps transport cancer patients to and from their treatment.

$50 Helps our cancer support line 13 11 20 provide free and confidential support on all aspects of cancer.

$200 Adds a wig to our library for lending to clients who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.

 

Seize the Day Educational Scholarship

Your money also allows us to offer our Seize the Day Educational Scholarships. For more information, please read the following document, Seize the Day - Supporting young Tasmanians impacted by cancer.

How we helped in the last year

$5.8 million+  has been invested into cancer research over the past 26 years. 

253,892 is the number of times our prevention messages were seen online by Tasmanians.

66,800 Tasmanian children (and their families) are part of the SunSmart program in childcare and schools across the state.

500+ wigs are now available to those experiencing hairloss due to cancer treatment

$30,000 of Seize the Day Scholarships were awarded to 29 brave young people who have been impacted by cancer.

238,000km's were covered by our transport2treatment drivers - that's the equivalent of driving around the world nearly 6 times! 

Thank you for enabling us to empower and support Tasmanians impacted by cancer since 1995.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

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Raised so far

$32

Our goal

$30,000

136

Days to go