Still Time To Enter 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

May 6, 2015

Teams can still sign up for a 24-hour walking marathon that aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help people get better access to cancer treatment in Bermuda.

Last year 124 teams signed up to take part in Bermuda’s first Relay For Life of Bermuda event, raising almost $500,000, and so far 132 teams have registered for this year’s even on May 29 at the National Stadium’s North Field.

Ron Spencer III, Business Development/Account Management at Colonial Group International and the founder and co-event chair of Relay For Life of Bermuda said: “I was both amazed and delighted by the number of people who entered last year, so to have beaten that number already is very special.

“The registration is still open and we would love to have more teams to help raise funds to support cancer prevention and detection and to improve access to treatment and the local establishment of radiation therapy.”

Ninety-five per cent of the amount raised will remain in Bermuda and will support the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s radiation therapy initiative. The rest will go to the American Cancer Society’s Global Relay For Life to assist in the global fight against cancer.

The event starts at 6.30pm on May 29 and finishes at 6.30pm the next evening. Members of the teams take it in turns to walk around the track at the Stadium which will be turned into a tented village for the event.

Mr Spencer said that this year entertainment for the event would be laid on throughout the entire 24 hours and will include dance productions, live music, fitness classes [including yoga and cross fit], various DJs, plus activities for the entire family.

Alan Peacock, President and CEO of Colonial Group International, which is a major sponsor of the event, said: “I really would encourage more teams to enter. The more that enter the more money is raised and more can be spent on care, treatment and research.”

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