Relay for Life to rally community for a cancer-free future

February 22, 2024 BY

Students from Surf Coast Secondary College raised more than $16,000 for Cancer Council last year. Photo: NATHAN RIVALLAND

One of Australia most-loved charity events, Relay For Life is celebrating its 25th year of uniting communities for a cancer-free future.

Since its inception in 1999 in Murembeena in Victoria, Relay for Life has rallied people across the country to move their bodies to raise funds for Cancer Council.

All funds raised during Relay For Life allow vital research, prevention and support programs to be developed to help those touched by the disease.

This year, Relay for Life will take across a variety of locations in Victoria.

Events will feature activities for the whole family, including live entertainment, food stalls and special ceremonies for cancer patients and to remember those lost to cancer.

Lancefield Relay For Life: March 2, Lancefield Park

Ballarat Relay For Life: March 2, Federation University Ballarat

Portland Relay For Life: March 16, Friendly Society Recreation Reserve

Hawthorn Relay For Life: March 16, Auburn High School

Bairnsdale Relay For Life: March 16, Lucknow Recreation Reserve

Wyndham Relay For Life: March 23, Victoria University Wyndham Sporting Complex

Casey Relay For Life: March 23, Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre

Bendigo Relay For Life: April 20, Flora Hill Athletics Track, 58 Retreat Rd

Whether you’re a patient, a caregiver or simply someone wanting to make a difference, Cancer Council Victoria invite you to join the movement for a cancer-free future.

For more and to find the closest event to you, head to relayforlife.org.au/events