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  • Relay for Life back at Showgrounds in 2018

    22 August 2017

    Cancer Council SA is excited to announce that the Adelaide Central Relay for Life will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds in 2018.

    The Adelaide Central Relay for Life is the largest Relay event in the state, bringing together teams from across the community to unite in the fight for a cure.

    Held over 19 hours from Saturday, 24 February until Sunday, 25 February, the event is an amazing example of hope in action and gives the Adelaide community the chance to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

    An event for all ages, Relay For Life is a fun weekend filled with festivities, entertainment and an opportunity to meet new people and work together for a common cause.

    Created in the USA in 1985, Relay is now the biggest fundraising event of its kind on the planet, taking place in over 27 countries around the world.

    At the last event in 2016, the community raised over $280,000. Since the first Relay event in South Australia the event has raised over $4M in support of people affected by cancer.

    Cancer Council SA’s Chief Executive Lincoln Size is excited about seeing the event return to the Adelaide showgrounds.

    “The Adelaide Showgrounds is such an iconic location in the local community and it’s the perfect place for us to host our 17th Adelaide Central Relay for Life.”

    “Relay for Life really is a magical event – it remembers those who have lost the battle against cancer, celebrates those who have survived and supports those who are still battling the disease. Most importantly, it brings the community together and unites us all in the fight towards a cure.”

    Registrations are now open for the 2018 Adelaide Central Relay for Life with $10 off for everyone who registers before 15 September 2017 with the code showtime18.

    Cancer Council SA is hoping to see more than 75 teams take to the showgrounds this year and show the community that because cancer never sleeps, we’ll never give up.

    For more information and to register today visit www.relayforlife.org.au.

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    Notes to editor:

    Cancer in South Australia

    Approximately 9,700 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year and more than 3,500 of these will die from the disease.

    Each day, approximately 26 South Australians are told that they have a life-threatening cancer.

    Money raised through Relay for Life will help fund Cancer Council SA’s world class research, prevention and advocacy campaigns and provide information and support to those impacted by cancer. 

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