RE/MAX Relay for life with the community of Wagga Wagga on the 13th & 14th of October. The whole team is gathering their joggers and digging out their camp chairs for a weekend of relaying to raise many for the leading cause of death in Australia. More than 44,000 people died from cancer in 2014, the numbers continue to rise (Facts and Figures, 2017). ‘1 in 2 Australian Men and Women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 years’ (Facts and Figures, 2017). A scary thought for all and their loved ones. As RE/MAX is a family whom has experienced the disease first hand knows just how important love and support is at a time like this.

Cancer Council is a ‘community fundraised organisation and without the goodwill of the thousands of donors, fundraiser and volunteers, more than 61,000 Australian lives wouldn’t have been saved over the last 20 years’. Lets come together to help fund the continuous improvements in ‘cancer prevention and screening meaning less people will have to hear the words “you have cancer”’ (How Relay for Life Works, 2018).

RE/MAX will be fundraising leading up to the event, keep an eye out on social media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/remaxelitewagga/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remaxelitewagga/ and around our store front, 240 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga, for our lolly guessing competition and cake stalls.

Help RE/MAX bring the community together to recognise and celebrate our loved ones and the many others who have overcome cancer or are still fighting their battle, as well as their carer’s. We hope to see you all get involved and relaying alongside us!

 

Want to donate? Here’s a link to our teams fundraising page, every bit helps.

https://www.cancercouncil.org.au/relayforlife/teams/ei00042902/donate

As shown on the Cancer Council Website a little bit goes along way:

  •  $5 can help us give a newly-diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey.
  • $10 can help offer free exercise programs that assist cancer patients in building strength and fitness during and after treatment.
  • $25 can help transport cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment.
  • $50 can help the Cancer Council 13 11 20 provide free and confidential information and support on all aspects of cancer.
  • $100 can help provide free accommodation for cancer patients, their families and carers during treatment.
  • $500 can help pay an overdue electricity, phone, gas or rates bill for a cancer patient who has not been able to work.
  • $5000 can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer (Where the Money Goes, 2018) .

 

Bibliography

Facts and Figures. (2017, February 9). Retrieved August 15, 2018, from Cancer Council: https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/facts-and-figures.html

How Relay for Life Works. (2018). Retrieved August 15, 2018, from Cancer Council – Relay for Life: https://secure.fundraising.cancer.org.au/site/SPageNavigator/about_relay/how_relay_works.html

Where the Money Goes. (2018). Retrieved August 15, 2018, from Cancer Council – Relay for Life : https://secure.fundraising.cancer.org.au/site/SPageNavigator/about_relay/where_the_money_goes/?NONCE_TOKEN=A3F8B5173479D5F12D7E039EA7F92087