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It's Relay for Life, but not as you know it!

Venue: Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park
Date: Saturday 17 October 2020

2020 has been a year like no other, and this year Relay for Life in Hawke's Bay will look a little different. It will still be an inspirational and fun event for the whole community, where we Celebrate with survivors, Remember loved ones lost to cancer and come together as a community to Fight Back against cancer.

But this year we've shaken things up! Teams will come down to the Sports Park and TOGETHER walk around the limestone path, completing fun, educational and poignant acitivites along the way. When you reach the end you will be able to enjoy the music, entertainment and food stalls, all with a fantastic community spirit.

You don't need a huge group to take part either - your team can be as small as 3 people! We encourage family/whanau, service and community organisations, corporate groups, local businesses, schools and sporting clubs to register for this event.

The event will begin at 12 noon and each team will be allocated a specific start time. These will be staggered throughout the day and we will endeavour to accommodate your preferred start time as best as possible.

Why do we need you?

Not only is it an amazing event, but Relay for Life is also a vital fundraiser for the Cancer Society’s work in the Hawke's Bay region. The Cancer Society is almost entirely funded by the generosity of its lcoal community. All funds raised will be used to support Hawke's Bay families living with cancer; with your help and support we’re hoping 2020 will make an even bigger impact on the fight against cancer.

Are you ready to Relay?

Registration is $10 per person and includes:

  • Entry into the event
  • Entertainment and activities
  • RFL information pack
  • Candle bag for each team member
  • Spot prizes
  • Cancer Society support with your fundraising

Click on the 'Register' button to get started today!

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Join us to lead our Relay as Heroes of Hope! We invite you to participate as a survivor or carer in our lap of honour.

This lap gives us the opportunity to celebrate your journey and your presence will inspire our Relay teams. Afterwards there will be a gathering for survivors and carers with food served and a guest speaker presentation.

To register for the Lap of Honour and/or Survivors Gathering please contact Angie or Darrin at the Centre on 876 7638.

Have any questions?

Please contact Pip Taylor (Relay Lead and Fundraising and Events Coordinator)

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Cancer Society New Zealand Central Districts Division

We are committed to working with our communities, providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in health promotion, prevention and early detection, support, information and research in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Taranaki and Whanganui.

We are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registration number CC11380.