The final figures are in for the 2018 Mudgee and District Relay For Life (April 7-8), which raised $86,102 to provide assistance to local people who are disadvantaged through their cancer diagnosis.
“The event had an incredible vibe and the atmosphere was amazing,” committee chairperson Christina Caughey said.
“We were so lucky with the beautiful weather and the entertainment and activities on the day were a stand out.”
This year’s Relay For Life saw 36 teams and 482 participants doing laps around the Victoria Park track in order to raise awareness of Cancer Council, while remembering loved ones lost.
Katherine Bodiczky, community relations coordinator for Cancer Council Western NSW, said “from these amazing fundraising efforts, we were able to continue providing financial assistance and legal services to local people who are financially disadvantaged through their cancer diagnosis”.
“We also connect local people with cancer nurses and psychologists through our 13 11 20 Information and Support line, and we receive hundreds of calls from people in the Mudgee area every year,” she said.
“This service is important as it ensures no-one faces a cancer diagnosis alone, and that people are connected with the information and support they need at the right time during their diagnosis.”
Cancer Council and the Mudgee Relay For Life volunteer organising committee would like to thank the Mudgee community for their continued support of the event, generosity and working towards a cancer free future in Mudgee.
The Cancer Council is now looking forward to the next Mudgee Relay for Life in 2020.