Sekisui House joins Hills Relay for Life 2017
25 May 2017
This year Sekisui House was the Silver Sponsor for the Hills Relay for Life 2017, a major Cancer Council initiative that attracted over 15,000 people to the Castle Hill Showground to raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support services.
The Hills Relay for Life fundraiser has become one of the most successful Cancer Council events today raising over $2 million for cancer research and support programs in the Hills.
The event is a chance for communities to recognise those who have overcome cancer, support those who have or are undergoing treatment, while providing an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Importantly, the event also acknowledges the tireless work, dedication and commitment of all carers.
And dedication is certainly the name of the game. Lead by a Captain, each team of 10-15 participants raises money all year-round, meeting on event day to celebrate the 12-month fundraising achievements of all involved. The aim is to cover as much ground as possible during the two-day event. Teams participate in a relay-style walk or run, and are challenged to continue through the night. Each event is unique as is the level of participation varying from the full two days, with overnight camping an option, to simply attending to be part of the emotionally charged ceremonies that make Relay For Life so special.
“We believe the Hills Relay for Life event contributes to building a happy and harmonious community, so we are proud to be supporting such a worthy cause,” said Mr. Abe
At this year’s event on 20-21 May, we brought in the talents of the ‘3 Minute Angels’ who offered free all day massages - unsurprisingly these were a very popular treat! Additionally, Coles Norwest kindly donated a few hundred pieces of fruit for us to giveaway on the day and we received over $300 in gold coin donations from our Bike ‘n’ Blend activity. This was an enormous success with over 250 smoothies whipped up in just 2 hours! Needless to say, it was action stations on Castle Hill Showground’s sponsor field.
This year’s participants covered a combined 2900km worth of walking and running, which Cancer Council NSW’s Nathan Dart pointed out is the equivalent distance from Sydney to Cape York. Congratulations to our team who walked more than 130 laps a brilliant effort!