It may still be over 200 days until the next Mudgee and District Relay For Life (April 4-5), but because it's early days all options are open and community ideas are welcome.
The 2020 event will also be different in that it'll be a 25-hour relay - because Daylight Savings time ends that night. The theme is "Give Cancer the Boot".
In a day-plus-long event there's plenty of scope for fundraising activities and events. So with nothing set in stone yet, the organising committee are open to any new and exciting ideas the community has to make the biennial event bigger and better - no 'shoulda dones' on April 6.
Their next meeting will be held 5.30pm, Wednesday, October 16 at Oak Tree Retirement Village.
In April 2018, 482 locals joined the Mudgee and District Relay For Life and proudly raised a grand total of $87,541.73 to help reach a cancer free future and help local people who are disadvantaged through their diagnosis.
Funds raised are invested into Cancer Council's research as well as support programs for local people affected by cancer such as Transport to Treatment, Living Well After Cancer, the 13 11 20 helpline, and community action/prevention programs. Last year, Cancer Council NSW invested $18.7 million into research, taking their total research commitment in the last decade to more than $153 million.
Mudgee and District Relay For Life key dates:
Wednesday, October 16 - next committee meeting, 5.30pm at Oak Tree Retirement Village;
Wednesday, November 13 - first team information night, 6pm at Oak Tree;
Saturday, December 14 - official launch, Twilight Market at Lawson Park.