Friday, 07 September 2012
One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 85.
ECU staff and students are banding together to help make a difference to cancer research, education and prevention by taking part in the Relay for Life.
Held on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 October the 24-hour event sees teams walk around Arena Joondalup, all the while raising money and awareness for cancer research.
The team is currently seeking staff and students to join ECU's team. Registration is $25 and includes a free ECU shirt and hat, plus the chance to experience 24/7 live entertainment and free breakfast.
All you need to do is donate one hour of your time, and all participants get to choose when they want to walk.
Special events over the 24-hours include the Survivors and Carers Walk, the first lap which celebrates cancer survivors and carers and the Candlelight Ceremony, which gives participants a chance to remember those lost to the disease.
ECU student Olivia Finlay took part last year and is looking forward to doing it all again for a great cause.
"Relay for life is an amazing experience, very humbling and so easy and fun. If you do it with your friends it's even better, we even relayed, went out for the night, and then came back and relayed some more! I would recommend it to any student."
For more information visit the Relay for Life website.