Be part of the power of purple

On Saturday, 3 March, hundreds of Potchefstroomers will show how powerful purple really is when they walk together to fight cancer.
Cansa Relay for Life is part of an international movement that unites cancer survivors and the communities that care about them.

It offers everyone in a community, both young and old, the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer and honour those who have been touched by cancer. It is an opportunity for survivors and their loved ones to fight against cancer together.

Relay for Life is a fun, overnight team event that is volunteer-driven and community owned. At Relay, teams of 10 –15 friends, neighbours, families and co-workers commit to having at least one team member walking around the track at all times for 18 –24 hours, because cancer neither slumbers nor sleeps.

The Relay for Life event opens with a heartfelt Survivors’ Lap, honouring cancer survivors and their caregivers.
After sunset, an emotive Luminaria Ceremony is held as a form of a tribute, where lit candles inside luminaria bags encircle the track. These bags are dedicated to those who have lost their battle, those who are still fighting and those who have won their struggle against cancer.

Teams are encouraged to raise funds in support of the fight against cancer in the region where the Relay is being held. They camp out around the track overnight and enjoy entertainment, fun and camaraderie in a festival-like atmosphere.
Entry fees are R700 per team or R350 for university or school teams.

For more information, contact Johann Hattingh (committee person) at 082 347 7150 or jhphattingh@gmail.com; Isabel Minnaar (staff partner) at 072 478 2715 or iminnaar@cansa.org.za;

Karen Stewart (team recruitment) at 082 441 4354 or dayspa@potchacademy.co.za or Michelle Janse van Rensburg – 076 288 2828.

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Marianke Saayman
Journalist

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