Rallying to the cause

Emily Penman. 160595

WITH the annual Relay for Life looming closer, the Voice takes a look at some of the participants who will be walking around Collendina Recreation on 5 and 6 November.
The Bellarine Relay for Life is a 24-hour non-stop walkathon that raises finds and awareness for Cancer Council. For more information about the relay, see the Bellarine Relay for Life’s Facebook page.

Leigh Norquay
Team captain
Team name: Cobras
What does the Relay for Life mean to you? It’s a great event to bring together our teams family, friends and cricket club members to help raise awareness and funds. It’s a great community event bringing many people from the Bellarine area together to support each other and the Cancer Council. The ceremonies, live music and kids activities create a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Paul Drake
Home Hardware
Major Sponsor of the Bellarine Relay for Life
What does the Relay for Life mean to you? It’s an incredible community fund-raiser which we are very proud to support. The relay raises valuable funds for cancer research, brings cancer survivors and carers together as well as friends and family. It is a time to celebrate but also to respect and remember those we have lost. It encourages teamwork and has a great community feel. This is a tremendous event and as a business we get great pleasure in seeing our donation used in such a positive manner.

Emily Penman
Team member
Team name: OGBH Supermums
What does the Relay for Life mean to you? It’s a lovely event. Our team is a mix of mums who come together on the relay weekend to have a chat, a laugh and sometimes a cry while getting in some exercise. We all do our best with fund-raising simply because every one of us has been touched by cancer in some way and it feels great to make a difference in the fight against cancer. My sister fought and beat cancer in her twenties so it will always be an event and cause close to my heart.