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Saturday 2nd May - 10:00 AM to
Saturday 2nd May - 08:00 PM.
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From your Home,
We are excited to bring all your favorite parts of Sutherland Shire Relay for Life to you at HOME this year!
A live stream on the internet will be taking place on the 2nd of May.
There will also be a virtual Survivors and Carers Morning Tea and even a chance to do some laps around the block (or backyard if needed)
Candlelight: Please email all candlelight photos to email@example.com by Thursday 30th April 2020.
Information Night scheduled for Wednesday 25th March is CANCELLED.
Shelley Wood worked tirelessly on the Relay For Life Committee and the event, alongside her family, to bring hope, courage and inspiration to others affected by Cancer. Despite her treatment and the effect cancer had on her health, Shelley continued to give back to others with a huge smile and a love for life.
Shelley attended the 2005 Shire Relay and read the OATH at the Opening Ceremony, shortly before passing away on 21 June 2005. Her memory lives on through the volunteer work of her family, Marion and Don Wood (parents) and Stuart Wood (brother) and the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life Shelley Wood Award.
The Award is given each year to a survivor who also has experienced the effects of cancer; someone who against all odds, has fought back and overcome their life circumstances, and who looks beyond themselves to the welfare of others to bring hope, courage and inspiration. Invitations for nominations are requested each year at the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life.
The Shelley Wood Award winner is announced at the Wrap Up Function where an Award is presented. Please nominate a survivor and write the story of their diagnosis, treatment and journey of living with cancer.
Click here for the 2020 Shelley Wood Award Nominations Form.
For Shelley Wood Award enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relay For Life is a community event and it would not be possible without the support we receive from our community. In particular, there are local businesses that provide us with monetary and in-kind support.
If you would like your business to become a sponsor of the Relay For Life contact the Organising Committee via Renee Dean on 02 9334 1600 or email@example.com
Tradies is our major sponsor and has been supporting the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life community event over the past 11 years. Tradies has supported the volunteer committee over the planning journey, by providing us with accommodation for our meetings and also entering a team into the event. Each year, Tradies support has been valued at over $45,000 (cash and in-kind). Thank you Kathryn and all the staff at Tradies, we couldn’t do it without you!
We wouldn’t have a venue without the support of the Sutherland Shire Council! Thank you to the Council for their generous donation of providing a great venue to hold the annual Sutherland Shire Relay and their assistance in promoting the event in the Sutherland Shire community.
A big thanks to ANSTO our Gold Sponsor who has been supporting the Sutherland Shire Relay since 2013.
ANSTO is a major supplier of nuclear medicine which is used to help accurately diagnose and treat a range of cancers and because of the important research their scientists do in exploring new cancer treatments, it's only fitting that they are a supporter of Relay For Life.
Dancetime Hire support the Sutherland Shire Relay with greatly reduced rates in equipment such as the stage, marquees etc. Thank you to the tireless efforts of the team at Dancetime Hire for supporting the Relay over the years.
CWE Audiovisual have been involved with Sutherland Shire Relay for a number of years providing audio visual equipment for our event, which includes our big screens and specialised lighting. Thank you to Craig and the team at CWE for their continued support, as we could not provide the experience we currently do to our community without them.
Thank you to the team at the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader for their support in providing local media coverage for the event. This is extremely valuable to inform the people of the Sutherland Shire about their local community event.
Highland Property Agents is delighted to be supporting the Cancer Council’s 2018 Sutherland Shire Relay for Life as Gold Sponsors and team participants. Since 1985, Relay For Life has raised much needed funds and awareness for the Cancer Council’s work in caring and supporting individuals affected by cancer as well as carrying out vital research and prevention programs. At Highland Property Agents we are proud to be able to support and giving back to our local community which has been such an integral part of our growth and success by sponsoring initiatives such as Relay for Life. We look forward to seeing you all at Don Lucas Reserve, Wanda Beach on Saturday 4 May - Sunday 5 May for this very worthy fund raising event.
The GenesisCare Oncology Centre in Hurstville is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life for the fifth year running.
GenesisCare is a global leader in radiation therapy, with treatment centres across Australia, the United Kingdom, and Spain. Medical oncology is also provided in select centres, including at the Hurstville clinic at Waratah Private Hospital.
Rapid access to personalised treatment is available for all patients at our Hurstville centre, where world-class treatment techniques are delivered by some of the country’s most experienced doctors and healthcare professionals. For suitable patients, access to local and international clinical trials may also be available.
If you would like to learn more about GenesisCare visit genesiscare.com or call 02 8568 7600.
Cancer impacts our friends, our customers, our employees and their families, that’s why Enware are proud supporters of the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life. Enware is proud to support Relay For Life in the Sutherland Shire in 2018 by joining in with the local community we are a part of, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Cancer Council NSW. We’ve all been impacted by cancer and we can all do something about it. The Enware Team look forward to seeing you at Don Lucas Reserve, Wanda Beach on Saturday 4 May - Sunday 5 May.
Shimano is a global enterprise renowned for its high quality fishing and tackle gear and world recognised top performance cycling components. The Australian office and warehouse distribution centre is located in the Sutherland Shire and employs over 100 staff. Shimano is excited and proud to be a part of this local community event both as a sponsor and also as event participants. Shimano highly values the contribution Relay For Life makes to those who have been or are currently affected by cancer.
The Rotary Clubs of the Sutherland Shire are a motivated group of local businesses and residents who have fun and fellowship whilst working to improve the local and international community. Rotary represents service in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues & support youth development, as well as providing much needed volunteer support to other existing community groups. The Rotary Clubs of Caringbah, Como-Jannali, Cronulla, Engadine, Sutherland and Sylvania have supported the Shire Relay for more than 10 years, by providing manpower and raising much needed funds. If you would like to find out more about Rotary please go to http://rotarydistrict9675.org/ClubDirectory
The day will start with a pre-recorded opening ceremony that will include history of Relay, sponsor highlight and various interviews with members of the community
Relay from Home
We encourage participants to Relay from Home and Relay your way! This might include some laps around the block wearing your relay shirt, building a campsite in the back yard or baking a cake in honour of the Survivors and Caring.
Share your day with us using teh hashtag #shirerelay as we will be having a look through this content later in the day
The live broadcast will be streamed through our Facebook page from a studio. This will be an hour of interacting with various participants by both zoom chats into people’s homes and also looking at some of the content that came in from throughout the day. There will also be a live virtual head shave during this time.
At dusk, we honour and remember those in the community we've lost by writing a message for them on an illuminated candle bag and placing it by the front door.
We also encourage all participants to send images of loved one that have died from cancer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle will be drawn, further interaction with participants and event wrap up
As we can no longer host a physical morning tea for our Survivors and Carers we encourage you to make these 'Pear and Ricotta Muffins' to enjoy on Saturday.
Remember to share your photos on ANY social media platform using the hashtag #shirerelay so that we can show them throughout the day.
Why We Relay
Relay For Life is a community fundraising challenge. We raise money in the lead up to the overnight event, and take turns walking around the track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.
All funds raised go towards Australia’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Council. Underpinned by research, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years.
But with an estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer expected to be diagnosed in Australia this year, we need every Australian to rally behind us and help continue this vital work.
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