Mildura residents are invited to Cancer Council Victoria’s Relay For Life Team Information Night to hear more about the Relay event held in March, and about progress being made in the fight against cancer.
Guest speaker Community Relations and Fundraising Director Deb Stringer will explain how fundraising at a local level translates into real benefits for people affected by cancer, and even those yet to be affected.
"Cancer knows no boundaries - it does not discriminate based on where you live, your gender or your age,” Ms Stringer said.
"Our important work in cancer research, educating people on ways to reduce their risk, and providing support and information for anyone affected, helps people right around the state. Without the generosity of passionate communities like Mildura, this work would not be possible.”
“I’m looking forward to thanking our Mildura residents for their support over the past seven years, and the opportunity to talk about how this support has impacted the cancer fight.”
To date, 28 teams have registered, and the total number is expected to rise to around 50 teams when the event takes place at Ornamental Lakes on 27 and 28 March 2010.
“Teams already registered for this year’s event should send a representative, and we’d also really like to meet anyone thinking about getting involved,” Ms Stringer said.
Tuesday 9 March 2010 at 7pm - 8.30pm
Suni TAFE, Entrance 2, Benetook Avenue, Building T
Mildura (follow the signs from the carpark)
RSVP: 6 March 2010
Phone: Supporters Hotline 1300 65 65 85
For more information about Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org.au
Deb Stringer has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 20 years in a range of community development, company management and various other roles.