Community

Be a superhero this March

27 February 2019

On 23rd and 24th March, Pembroke Park will be alive with
Wanaka’s first 24-hour Relay For Life. Businesses, families,
friends and community groups are coming together to
celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer and
raise funds for the Cancer Society in our region.
Jane Sharman, the Wanaka Relay For Life coordinator,
has been inspired by the support from the local
community; providing sponsorships and prizes,
offering entertainment and performances, entering
teams and fundraising. “Talking to people about why
they are involved, the stories that come up are often
surprising and humbling. Everyone has been or will be
impacted by cancer, personally or through a family
member or friend. Relay is an opportunity to walk in
honour of someone, to demonstrate hope and
determination, and to show your support as part of our
community - these sentiments are symbolised by the
superhero theme.”
There is still time to enter and Jane encourages those
considering it to get in touch and register their team.
“Relay is for everyone, all ages, backgrounds and fitness
levels - you can decide how you approach the
challenge. There are prizes for the best themed teams/
campsites and the committee is putting together an
exciting entertainment and activities programme for
the event, so the energy will be awesome!”
Get involved:
• Get a group together (aim is ten per team). You will
take turns to walk (or run) for 24 hours and will have
an allocated campsite around the track.
• Register at www.relayforlife.org.nz for $25 per person
(includes team campsite, t-shirt, candle bag/candle,
and hot breakfast on Sunday).
• Begin your fundraising and planning!
• If you are unable to participate but are keen to
volunteer at the event, we’d love to hear from you.
Contact Jane by emailing rflwanaka@gmail.com or
calling 021 1515 895.
Thanks to our proud major partner Mitre10 Wanaka.