By Bev Jordan
Hills Relay For Life celebrates its 20thbirthday at Castle Hill on Saturday May 15, making it one of the longest running Cancer Council Relay events in Australia.
While it may be slightly different from previous events, thanks to COVID restrictions, Hope is still at the heart of this annual celebration of life which raises vital funds for cancer research and support.
2021 Chair of the Hills Relay For Life Lisa Carruthers said that despite COVID restrictions shortening the Hills Relay to a five-hour event, between 3pm and 8pm at Castle Hill Showground it will retain the highlights of the previous events including a candlelight ceremony of Hope.
She said the community event will include an opening ceremony, a 20thbirthday celebration, walking on the track, on stage entertainment, the major raffle draw and the much-loved candlelight ceremony. The headshave will feature 23-year-old Karenza de Leon who will be shaving all 86 cms of her hair off.
The evening will end at 8pm with a 20thbirthday firework display donated by DazzleFX Fireworks and Karen D’Angola Di Jones Real Estate.
This year’s event is a ticket only affair so participants need to be registered with a Hills Relay For Life Team to be able to book a ticket to attend the event.
To join a team or form a team visit the Hills Relay For Life website cancercouncil.org.au and search for Hills Relay For Life. There is also a team called Join the Club for those without a team of their own.
For more details email [email protected] or call 9354 2011.
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