Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington takes action against cancer

MEDIA RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wellington takes action against cancer

One in three of us has been affected by cancer. Relay For Life events across New Zealand, and the world, motivate those people to have a voice and take action.

Walkers and runners will go around the clock during the twelfth Cancer Society Relay For Life Wellington event. The event gets underway with nearly 90 teams of locals gathering at Frank Kitts Park 22-23 March.

Relay For Life is an inspiring, overnight team event for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is one of the Cancer Society’s key community engagement and fundraising activities. Events are held in over 20 communities across New Zealand and 6,000 communities around the world.

Relay For Life begins with a moving Opening Ceremony, with cancer survivors and caregivers leading the first lap of the event. Next, team members take to the track. Most walk for 30 minute intervals, while some prefer to jog or run.

Later in the evening, a Candlelight Ceremony is held. This is a time to remember loved ones affected by cancer. People taking part light candles inside personally-decorated candle bags which are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes to family and friends.

Team members carry on walking or jogging through the night. This represents the fact that cancer never sleeps. At least one member of the team is on the track at all times. In the morning, teams come together for an inspiring Closing Ceremony.

“This event has a huge impact on the Wellington community,” says Helen Montgomery, Manager Fundraising & Communications, Cancer Society Wellington. “One in three of us are affected by cancer. Many are driven to take action and Relay For Life is an empowering and heartening way to do that.”

Funds raised at Relay For Life enable the Cancer Society to provide a wide range of free support services, education and information.

Cancer Society Wellington receives no direct government funding and relies on the generosity of the community.

www.relayforlife.org.nz

Experience Relay For Life through our video on www.relayforlife.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news