More than 100 teams have registered for the 18th Hills Relay For Life including schools, businesses, service clubs and churches as well teams of families and friends.
The first lap at 10am on Saturday is reserved for cancer survivors and carers which is followed by a morning tea hosted by Soroptimist International of the Hills.
As well as the Survivors and Carers’ lap, Saturday’s program features all-day entertainment, stalls and sideshows plus food stalls and coffee stalls.
Highlights include two headshaves, one at 4pm with journalist Bev Jordan being clipped by Karin Murton to a 0 and one at 8pm when primary and high school students will be getting shaved.
At 4.15pm there will be the decorated hat and umbrella parade with prizes from Castle Towers. The Twilight Candlelight ceremony of Hope will be held at 6pm.
Every year it attracts hundreds of people who carry a lighted Hope bag to remember loved ones.
On Sunday May 19, Relayers are invited to bring their dogs to join in the last few hours of the Hills Relay For Life from 7.30pm to 10am.
To add to the vitality of the day the Norwest Thunderdogs Flyball team will be showing off their skills with a special demonstration.
In the 13 years since its formation the Norwest Thunderdogs Club has won 14 National Championship Titles and has been the National Division one Champion Team in 9 of the last 10 years.
Hills Relay For Life Registration is $30 which includes a purple Relay For Life Shirt. Dog registration is an additional $5 and includes a bandana.
For details visit cancercouncil.org.au/hillsrelay or call Jenny on 9354 2078.
As May 18 is election day, there will be a polling booth at the Harvey Lowe Pavilion at Castle Hill Showground.
DID YOU KNOW?
• The Hills Relay For Life has raised over $4 million for cancer research and support programs since 2001.
• 2019 Purple sponsors: Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill Fitness and Aquatic Centre, Castle Towers, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Hills Shire Council.
• An estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in Australia this year.
• Cancer Council NSW invests $18M a year on world class cancer research.
• Due to research 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements to cancer prevention and treatments over the past 20 years.
• The Cancer Council Helpline is 13 11 20