Franklin residents should take a bow, as over
$185,000 was raised at the Pukekohe Relay for Life event for the Cancer Society, and the amount is still increasing.
Held once every two years at the Franklin A&P Showgrounds, this event attracted 1034 registrants.
While around a third of participants were from the Franklin area, people came from as far away as Hawera, Taupo, Hamilton, Tauranga and the Coromandel to participate.
The Relay for Life website is open for another month for people to continue to fundraise in their communities. This will also give time for those people who have pledged to support Relay participants to make their contribution.
Cancer Society Relay for Life Coordinator, Gina Fergusson, would like to express her heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this year’s event a great success. She would especially like to thank all participants plus the many volunteers who gave their time willingly to make this event run smoothly.
The funds raised at Relay for Life enable the Cancer Society to provide supportive care services to people living with cancer and their whānau.
The supportive care includes a cancer information nursing service, psychological support services and helps support the cancer information helpline 0800 Cancer – 0800 226 237. They also run an outreach programme with free monthly Coping with Cancer meetings in Pukekohe.
More details for the meetings are on the Cancer Society website