News

Learn all about the Relay for Life

GET INVOLVED: The Relay for Life is being held in Ballina later this month, and an information night on October 4 will explain ways that you can get involved.
GET INVOLVED: The Relay for Life is being held in Ballina later this month, and an information night on October 4 will explain ways that you can get involved.

BALLINA Shire residents and all Relay for Life participants are invited to an information night about the event.

It will be held on Thursday, October 4, at the Ballina RSL Club and will be an opportunity for people to discover how they can participate in this important community fundraiser.

"Since 2003, Relay For Life has brought the Ballina Shire communities together to walk through the night to raise money for the Cancer Council NSW and the fight against cancer," said regional programs co-ordinator Sandra Rowan.

Ballina Shire Relay for Life will take place at Kingsford Smith Park from 3pm on Saturday, October 27, ending at 9am on Sunday, October 28.

During the event, groups of locals will take turns walking or running through the night to raise funds for the Cancer Council's world-class cancer research, education and support programs.

"People will bring their tents and camp overnight as a community," Ms Rowan said.

"There will be free entertainment, games for the kids and even prizes for best dressed tent, best decorated banner and relay baton."

Ceremonies will also be held throughout the event to honour locals who have been touched by cancer. At dusk the track will be lined with candles and messages dedicated to loved ones who have faced cancer.

"There are many ways to join Relay for Life," Ms Rowan said.

"For example, you can help organise the event, captain a team, be a volunteer on the day, or provide entertainment.

"Just come along to the information evening and we'll help you find the best opportunity to get involved."

To confirm your attendance, or to learn more about Ballina Shire Relay For Life 2012, email Ms Rowan at sandrar@nswcc.org.au or register your team at relayforlife.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

LETTER: Gold Coastification of Byron Bay

ROCKING BELONGIL: Members of Byron Residents Group, Andrew Murray, Kate Coorey and Dialan Pugh at last year’s Save Our Beaches rally. Photo: Lyn McCarthy

Local community group urges locals to act over Byron development.

Searching for meaning in Byron Bay with Hugh Mackay

BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL: Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay

Social researcher Hugh Mackay will talk next Wednesday in Byron.

Sing and support Circus Arts Curryoke

ACTING THE FOOL: Support, swing and sing at the same time.

Friends of Circus Arts “Curryoke” night is on this Saturday.

Latest deals and offers

Is it ice cream? Is it poo? It’s Splendour art

THIS year's festival art includes a fitting homage to the king of emojis.

LETTER: Gold Coastification of Byron Bay

ROCKING BELONGIL: Members of Byron Residents Group, Andrew Murray, Kate Coorey and Dialan Pugh at last year’s Save Our Beaches rally. Photo: Lyn McCarthy

Local community group urges locals to act over Byron development.

Searching for meaning in Byron Bay with Hugh Mackay

BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL: Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay

Social researcher Hugh Mackay will talk next Wednesday in Byron.

Sing and support Circus Arts Curryoke

ACTING THE FOOL: Support, swing and sing at the same time.

Friends of Circus Arts “Curryoke” night is on this Saturday.

Watch Tralala Blip perform live at TEDxSydney

ON THE SPOT: Northern Rivers electronic music band Tralala Blip.

From 9am at the Sydney Opera House

Five songs to survive Splendour if you are over 40

THE ONLY NAME YOU RECOGNISE? British rock band The Cure will headline the 2016 Splendour in the Grass music festival.

Listen to some of the Splendour music gems beyond The Cure

Failed funding bid won’t stop the show at NORPA

HIT: NORPA's 2015 production of Railway Wonderland.

No NORPA shows affected after funding rejected by Australia Council.

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest