Cancer Council's Relay For Life is an incredible overnight event that is an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to get together with the community and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
It is a unique event where teams of 10 to 15 challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight. Each event is unique and you can stay for the whole event, camp overnight, or just visit and enjoy the free entertainment, prizes and ceremonies that make Relay For Life so inspirational.
Each Relay For Life event is organised by a local volunteer organising committee in partnership with Cancer Council Victoria.
Relay For Life committee members act as representatives of Cancer Council Victoria and as such are expected to understand the responsibility that the committee position holds (please see attachement below for committee volunteer roles).
Each local committee varies in it's planning schedule, with the ideal time frame six to nine months leading into the event. Responsibilities as a Relay For Life committee member include:
Each role is varied and brings with it many benefits and development opportunities, including strengthening your team work and communication skills, practical work experience to strengthen your resume, and a chance to increase your community interaction and social interaction.
All funds raised from each Relay For Life event helps the Cancer Council invest in life-saving research, education and support services for all Victorians.
For further information please have a look at the attached summary of committee roles and contact the Relay For Life team on 1300 65 65 85 or firstname.lastname@example.org