Sunday, 10 September 2006

Walk for a Cure

This weekend I did the "Relay for Life - Walk for a cure". An event the Cancer council puts on as a fundraiser to find a cure for cancer. A huge $137,000 was raised so far from this event, with more to trickle in over coming weks.

What is it, I hear you ask? It is a team event. Each team can have up to 15 members and the team have to walk continuously for 18(yes - 18)hours. We set off at 3pm yesterday(Sat 9th Sept) with the final steps being taken at 9am this morning. There was live bands, giveaways, movies in the early morning hrs and cheerleading and Tae kwon do displays to keep us entertained while doing our "stints".

A very long night, with altogether I did 8 x 30min stints on the track. With each stint doing approx. 5 laps of a 400m running track. So, in 18hrs I walked approx. 16KM! And am I feeling it tonight!

Our team's theme was "Racing for a cure" with little cardboard cars being our "baton" we paseed from team member to team member. Had a fabulous time, and as tired as we all were this morning, we did actually talk about next year!

I'd like to Thank Jodie Sandford - a young Cancer survivor herself - for organising our team and making this event such great fun! I'll be back next year - with some pre-season training beforehand I think!

Off to get some shut-eye!
Night all,
Chelle Xx

P.s - For some reason Blogger won't let me post pics tonight, so will post some tomorrow! :-)


Anonymous said...

Popping in to try and post a comment - will go anon and see if that works! We must catch up soon!

Anonymous said...


What a lovely blog page. An excellent way to up date all. Thank you for your very kind words for the Relay and look forward to next year with you all again.

I have heard from the Cancer Foundation that our event raised over $149'000.00. Thanks for your support.