Team IGA Tasmania, together with our neighbouring team from IGA Everyday Bicheno, braved stiff winds and a chilly night leading into a beautiful Sunday to help raise funds for the Cancer Council’s Launceston 2016 Relay for Life.
This event was more than a fundraiser, the community comes together to show their support for loved ones, with the first lap devoted to the survivors and their carers.
Overall, the Launceston event had 96 teams register with a total of 1,757 participants – more legs on track than the Hobart event! Funds raised were in excess of $150,000 – all the proceeds remain in Tasmania funding Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support programs, many of which help people in your community every day.
Through various fund-raising activities and generous donations, the IGA Tasmania team were able to contribute over $2,500 on top of the initial principal sponsorship for the event.
Many were involved in making this event a huge success – walkers (including children), donors (funds and food), fund raising events, supporters behind the scenes with our vests, banners etc - congratulations to everyone involved.
Relay For Life began in Australia in 1999 when the Victorian community of Murrumbeena raised over $75,000 for Cancer Council. Relays are now held in every Australian State and Territory, with more than 134,000 participants raising over $24 million each year. Every dollar raised goes towards funding Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support programs, many of which help people in your community every day.
A gallery from the 2016 Event