Jules Insall, The Africa Safari Co. BDM for VIC, TAS, WA, SA & NT participated in the annual Cancer Council, Relay For Life, this past weekend – held in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The Relay for life originally began in the USA in 1985 when Dr Gordy Klatt spent 24 hours running and walking around a local oval to raise awareness of cancer and raise funds for cancer reaserch. Since then, the Relay For Life has grown to more than 600 events held annually throughout 20 different countries.
The Relay For Life first came to Australia in 1999 when the community of Murumbeena in Victoria raised more than $75,000 for the Cancer Council.
The Relay for life is now run in every state and territory in Australia and these days raises in excess of $14 Million every year to go towards the battle against all forms of Cancer.
Here is a short summary from Jules about the event this past weekend:
“With the kind generosity and support of The Africa Safari Co. and our great support of our preferred Travel Agencies around Australia, I was able to raise $2,895 in much needed funds to support the Annual Cancer Relay For Life in Melbourne’s western suburbs, one of many community events for this important cause held around the country at this time of year.
While I was limited to the amount of participation due to existing work commitments, I was still able to walk one lap per $100 raised, which equated to about 32 laps equaling over 14km in a four hour period, including the important baton relay half hour that I carried it for, as well as being involved in the tributes and important ceremonies and laps that are held in memory of loved ones, and also to those who are currently dealing or dealt with cancer and have survived (my sister, mother and myself)”
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Jules’ campaign and thank you to everyone who is involved in fighting the battle against this terrible disease.
It’s not too late to make a contribution to Jules’ campaign – CLICK HERE – to go to the fundraising page.
Source: The Cancer Council Relay for Life.