St Catherine’s Hope for Cancer Research with 2018 UWA Relay for Life

St Catherine’s College, UWA residents are preparing to run for Cancer Research, prevention and support in UWA’s 2018 Relay for Life on October 13.

St Catherine’s has three teams ready to lace up their running shoes and raise money for the Cancer Council in hopes of making a real difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

The number of Australians who are surviving cancer has increase significantly, however there are still 4,000 people in WA who are diagnosed each year, and 87,000 who are currently living with the genetic disease.

The St Catherine’s team has a total of 50 participants and together they have managed to raise over $3,300 for the event.

St Catherine’s team member and resident, Peter Zuvich, said he hopes donations will be put towards providing free accommodation for cancer patients and their families during treatment.

“I really hope the weather is good and that we reach our donation goal of $2500 for each team,” said Mr Zuvich.

Relay for Life began in the USA in 1985 and has since become the largest fundraising event for cancer worldwide.

The event came to Australia in 1999 and is now held in every Australian state and territory, with more than 134,000 participants raising over $14 million each year.

UWA have managed to raise over $29,000 of their $70,000 Relay goal.

The 2018 Relay for Life UWA is an overnight event, expected to be filled with fun, fitness, friendship and family.

If you are interested in relaying, you can still sign up via http://fundraising.cancer.org.au/site

For more information visit the Facebook event page

MEDIA REFERENCE

Catherine Massey (St Catherine’s College) (+61 8) 9442 0591

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Lauren Humfrey