NEEDED TO JOIN OVERNIGHT CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN NORWICH
30th June to Sunday 1st July
Help Cancer Research UK turn 'Hope' into 'Cure'
survivors from across Norfolk
are to lead an all-night festival of hope and remembrance in
a united effort to find cures for the disease.
Research UK's Relay For Life brings together the whole community in one
location for up to 24 hours to celebrate the strides being made to cure
part of the event, teams of people from all sections of the community
take turns to walk around a track in a relay following an opening ‘Lap
of Honour’ by cancer survivors.
to make it work, organisers need a willing band of volunteers from all
walks of life to sign up and help give the event a real party
Cathersides, chair of Cancer Research UK's Relay For Life from Earlham
High Schools, says: "Relay For Life is a celebration as well as an
informal day of remembrance. There's music, there's laughter, there's
fun but there is also poignancy and everyone who joins in takes away
want to celebrate life and remember the loved ones who passed away.
There are many different strands to Relay For Life and anyone who can
enter a team, help with advice or support will be valued."
Survivors who wish to take part in the opening lap or would like further
information contact (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cancer Research UK Relay For Life in Norwich takes place
overnight at Earlham High School
from 2pm Saturday 30th
June until 11am Sunday
morning and is part of a worldwide fundraising initiative to combat
cancer. It all began 20 years ago when Dr Gordon Klatt ran & walked
around a track for 24 hours to raise funds for the American Cancer
Society in memory of his friend who died of cancer.
then Relay For Life has been embraced by 20 countries and has raised a
staggering one billion dollars.
is the first event of its kind in Norfolk and volunteers are
needed to organise and recruit teams, seek community support, find
refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in
any way they can.
the big day arrives, teams of 8 to 15 people will camp
out at the Relay site and celebrate their fundraising achievements. When
they are not taking their turn walking, they can take part in a range of
fun activities and enjoy local entertainment.
At 11pm the
atmosphere quietens down as the Candle of Hope Ceremony - the most
poignant part of Relay For Life - begins. Special messages are written
on bags in memory or in celebration of loved ones and these are placed
around the track with candles inside them. The bags are then displayed
to form the word 'hope' before being re-arranged to spell out 'cure' and
remind participants why they are there.
Community Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, adds: "Relay
For Life isn't just a walk or a fundraising event, it's much more than
that. It's an all-night carnival and a time for personal remembrance.
we're putting something back into cancer care and treatment, we're also
helping to put something back into the community. Cancer is everyone's
problem but in bringing everyone together, we can help turn hope into a
To find out more
about Relay For Life or to get involved telephone or
log onto www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay
Cancer Research UK's vision is to conquer cancer through world-class research.
Cancer Research UK
is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to research on the
causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.