Hume Relay For Life postponed

Thursday 26 February, 2009

Cancer Council Victoria and the local Relay For Life Volunteer Organising Committee today announced the postponement of the Hume Relay For Life event.

Initially scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 March, the event will now be held in Hume in 2010.

"Postponing an event is never an easy decision," Relay For Life State Manager Anthony Keogh said.

"However, we want to ensure that all Hume residents have an opportunity to join in this great event, and rescheduling the event offers us the best chance to do this," he said.

Since 2005, teams of Hume locals have come together at annual Relay For Life events, taking turns to walk through the night to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

The event features ceremonies to acknowledge the local impact of cancer, as well as plenty of activities and entertainers to keep teams inspired throughout the event.

As well as being a great night out, Hume Relay For Life has raised more than $190,000 throughout its history. Every dollar raised has supported world-class cancer research, education and support programs.

"It's a fantastic result, and I know the local organising committee are excited to see the event continue to grow when it's held again in 2010," Mr Keogh said.

"If you've been thinking about getting involved, now's a great time to register a team.

"When you register, you'll be sent a pack with lots of ideas for holding your own unique fundraising events, and the organising committee will be there to make sure you have plenty of support along the way," he said.

To find out more about more about Hume Relay For Life, or to register your team today, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

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