Did you know that 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer before they reach the age of 85 years? Further, cancer is currently the leading cause of death in Australia.
With these statistics in mind, our firm decided to make a difference and take part in this year’s Redcliffe Relay for Life.
Relay for Life began in 1985 when an American surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, wanted to raise awareness of cancer and funds for his local cancer charity. He walked around an athletics track for 24 hours and raised a significant amount, showing the difference one person can make.
Now Relay is a worldwide fundraising event with over 4 million people in more than 20 countries taking part. In Australia, Relay For Life began in Victoria in 1999. Relay is now held in every Australian State and Territory.
It is a team event lasting 18 hours from Saturday afternoon through to Sunday morning. Relay is challenging, but it is also a fun and emotional experience. It raises vital funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.
It also gives participants the chance to recognise and celebrate those who are undergoing treatment or have overcome cancer. It gives the opportunity to also celebrate the memory of those we have lost to cancer.
We are proud to say our team, “Kool Walkings” raised $2,223.90 for this worthy cause. We had a fun night, despite the lack of sleep and wish to thank everyone who supported our team.
Our team worked well together to complete the relay with everyone also turning up for work on Monday morning!!
We have lost a number of clients to cancer and some of our staff have also lost loved ones, so this event is quite meaningful to our firm.
To those of our clients, family and friends who are currently fighting the battle, we wish you the very best and want you to know that your courage and strength inspired us to take part in this event.
At the time of writing this, the 54 teams registered for the Redcliffe Relay have raised $61,542.66 which smashed the Redcliffe Relay goal of $45,000.
Awesome effort to everyone involved!!!