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Relay for Life Tipperary takes place in Toomevara, Co. Tipperary on August 5pm 24th- 5pm 25th, 2013.
Tipperary Relay For Life is a 24 hour team community event in association with the Irish Cancer Society. It celebrates survivors of cancer, remembers those who have passed and gives hope to everyone affected. Relay fights back against cancer through Awareness raising, fund raising and having FUN! It involves teams of 10-12 people walking around a track for 24 hours, as cancer never sleeps and is a 24 hour illness. At least one member from each team is on the track at all times. The main elements are: The Survivors Lap, Candle of Hope and Remembrance Ceremony, the 24 Relay itself, and the Closing Ceremony. A series of fun events will also be taking part during the 24 hours. Why get involved with Relay? One in three will be diagnosed with cancer in Ireland this year, but thankfully three out of four are now surviving, thanks to advances in cancer research. Two million a year is needed for cancer research, so funds are needed! The Relay For Life events are organised entirely by communities so that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and in the hope that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Relay for Life Tipperary has agreed to following mission for 2013 , to ensure fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes The Mission Committee are looking forward to this challenge and to helping everyone involved in Relay to be part of this Mission.
This is the 3rd Relay For Life for Tipperary.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register your team online: http://www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/major-fundraising-drives/relay-for-life/register3
History of Relay For Life
In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Florida, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.
In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a gruelling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound in Florida for more than... 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course.
While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer.
Today Relay For Life fundraising events have taken place or are planned in over twenty countries around the world including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and now Ireland.
Photos and information provided by Tipperary Relay For Life