YOUNG, old, healthy or those who’ve seen better days – there is no discrimination when it comes to cancer.
That’s why every member of the community is invited to register for Bathurst’s Relay for Life event in 2019.
The event raises money for the Cancer Council NSW, which is then used to support its programs and assist in research into the disease.
On Saturday, members from the Bathurst Relay for Life committee attended the Farmers Markets to launch the 2019 event.
They were joined by local musicians, mayor Graeme Hanger and member for Bathurst Paul Toole.
Cancer Council NSW community programs coordinator Fiona Marwick said it was hoped that more people would register on the day, but many had shown interest in joining the event.
“It was a great way to raise awareness, getting a captive audience as they walked past,” she said.
People can sign up for the 2019 event, to be held across March 16 and 17, by visiting the Cancer Council’s website.
Ms Marwick said the money raised in Bathurst can help support local programs, such as Enrich, which is run for survivors through a partnership between the Cancer Council and Daffodil Cottage.
In 2018, Relay for Life raised more than $70,000, while the total exceeded $100,000 the year before.