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Students Rally for Cancer Cure Relay

Students Rally for Cancer Cure Relay

Students from Coomera Anglican College are preparing for their ninth annual Relay for Life on 27- 28 October, an event that has seen the College raise more than $25,000 for the Cancer Council since our involvement began in 2010.

We asked two of our Year 12 students, Chloe and Kelly, to put down their thoughts about last year’s event, what they got out of it and why they encourage everyone to be involved.

The 2017 Relay for Life event was perhaps one of the most tiring yet worthwhile nights we have had. If there is one word to describe the experience, it would be rewarding. From sombre moments to the candlelight ceremony in honour of those lost, amazing moments of laughter to food, friends and the Zumba session, there were so many different aspects to the night.

We celebrated cancer survivors, honoured loved ones and took the lead to fight against cancer by taking positive steps to make a difference in our community. Raising much-needed awareness and money, whilst having fun doing it, the 2017 Relay for Life was certainly a night that will be remembered by everyone involved.

The event began with walking the first lap united together to honour the survivors and carers. Following this, we jumped right in to the eventful night ahead of us, taking turns to walk the track and motivate one another. Each lap we collected beads to add to our string collection and whilst we weren’t walking, we spent our time entertaining ourselves and playing board games. It was certainly a fun and enjoyable way to build bonds and relationships with our peers for this worthwhile cause. Later in the night we visited other teams around the oval and took part in the Candlelight Ceremony to remember those who we’ve lost which was a bittersweet atmosphere. We kick-started Sunday morning with an energetic Zumba class to pump us up before heading home.

There are a number of reasons why everyone should participate in Relay for Life. This community fundraising challenge raises vital funds for cancer patients, you are surrounded by passionate, local volunteers bringing the community together to celebrate the survivors and you are also recognising heroes; the families and carers. Why don’t you join us and get involved in the upcoming 2018 Relay for Life and help to support those in need?

Relay for Life will return to Coomera Anglican College on Saturday 27 October, 2018. To make a donation or sign up, visit the link here. 

Article was written by Year 12 Students - Chloe Geyer and Hyun Chai Lee