Relay For Life Perth has welcomed the election of Elisha Rose as committee chair. At just 28,Ms Rose is the youngest person to serve as chairperson and brings experience from her long-term involvement with not-for-profit groups Wheatbelt Community Legal Service and the Global Good Foundation.
Ms Rose was motivated to be involved in Relay after her grandfather’s sudden passing from lung and liver cancer.
“My grandfather’s passing just 14 days after being diagnosed with lung and liver cancer was such a shock to our family. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised how many are affected by this destructive disease and this has spurred my passion to raise money for cancer research and support services.”
Ms Rose said she is excited about her appointment but realises the massive task ahead in achieving thefundraising goal of a million dollars for the 2013 Perth Relay event.
“The million dollars has always just been out of reach, but we have a new outlook andfresh ideas going into the 2013 event,which will hopefully make the difference to reaching that all important goal.”
Sarah Smith, Team Development Leader for the Cancer Council WA recruits and guides the Relay For Life committee. Ms Smith said that she believes Elisha Rose has the skills needed to support the committee in reaching their goals.
“Elisha has the drive and determination needed to lead Perth Relay to their goal of a million dollars in 2013. She is organised, passionate and connected which are key attributes for a successful chair.”
The money raised through the Relay For Life event will go towards important Cancer Council WA services such as Helpline. Helpline provides direct cancer related information and emotional and practical support to callers and received over 10,000 phone calls last year.
For further information on Relay For Life or to be a part of the 2013 Perth Relay event visit www.relayforlife.org.au/.
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Relay For Life Perth
Cancer Council’s Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to get together with your community and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
Relay For Life is a unique event where teams of 10 to 15 friends, families or colleagues challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a Relay style walk or run overnight. There are no age limitations or fitness requirements – Relay For Life is suitable for everyone and anyone can join in the fun! Stay for the whole event, camp overnight, or just visit and enjoy the free entertainment, prizes and ceremonies that make Relay For Life so inspirational.
The Perth Relay For Life takes place on April 13 and 14 2013 at the WA Athletics Stadium. Teams can be registered by going to www.relayforlife.org.au
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