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Small steps can make a remarkable difference for people affected by cancer in our community. Join us for Relay For Life and let’s do something remarkable together!

Saturday 14 March 2020 • 10am – 10pm • Claudelands Events Centre

What is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is an inspirational and fun team event that brings people together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back by raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Society.

Team members take turns walking or running around a track while enjoying a carnival atmosphere of music, entertainment and community spirit. Everyone and anyone can get involved, so gather your friends, whānau and workmates and get your team together today!

How do I get involved?

Click on the ‘Register’ button to get started.

When you sign up, you’ll be given the option of setting up a team or joining an existing team. We recommend you nominate one person in your team to set up your team page and invite other members to join from there.

There are no minimum or maximum team numbers.

Registration is just $20 per person and includes:

  • Eligibility to participate in Relay
  • 12 hours of non-stop entertainment
  • A tent site for your team to relax and soak up the atmosphere
  • A candle bag for the evening remembrance ceremony
  • Eligibility to win spot prizes on the day

Registering a business or school team? Email or phone 07 903 5811 and we can send you an invoice for your registration.

What happens next?

Once you’ve created your individual fundraising page you can start raising funds for the Cancer Society. Every dollar you raise helps people affected by cancer in your community.

Relay For Life participants raise on average at least $200 per person. That’s enough to help a volunteer driver transport someone to three weeks of daily radiation treatment!

Learn more about the vital services delivered by the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society.

Register for the survivor celebrations

Join us for the opening lap of Relay For Life and a celebratory morning tea. A survivor is anyone who has ever had a cancer diagnosis, no matter where they are on their journey.

Register for the survivor celebrations here.

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Cancer Society Waikato / Bay of Plenty Division

One in three New Zealanders will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society provides free support services for people with cancer, their carers and whanau, funds vital cancer research and provides the public with information on reducing the risk of cancer through a smoke free, sun smart, healthy lifestyle.

The Cancer Society is community-funded and relies on the generosity of New Zealanders to help fund these services.

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Division of the Cancer Society is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registration number CC24649.