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Relay For Life Ennis raised over €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society since 2018

Relay for Life event returns to Ennis this summer

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WHEN Ennis held its first Relay for Life event on 23 June 2018, the committee was “blown away” by the community support.

Since 2018, the generosity continued helping Relay for Life Ennis raise over €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society through two live events and two virtual events.

County Clare will get another chance to show their support this year as Relay for Life Ennis returns on June 18 and 19 at Tim Smythe Park. 

Auriol Considine, Relay for Life Ennis chairperson comments, “We never imagined this event would be an instant success and this is down to the support we have received from the community.

“Our main aim was to create an event where we could come together united against cancer to celebrate life, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back against cancer by raising awareness. The fact that our team participants have raised that much money to support cancer patients and their families is amazing!”

The Irish Cancer Society has increased its services for cancer patients and their families over the past few years of the pandemic. Hence, fundraisers, like this, are essential for them to continue their work.

Funds raised by Relay for Life help to provide volunteer drivers to bring patients to chemotherapy, night nurse care, family support, end of life care and essential research which has improved cancer treatment and life expectancy for patients.

More people are surviving a cancer diagnosis today due to the incredible work of the scientists and researchers, supported by the Irish Cancer Society.

“We are thrilled to be back planning a live event for this year on June 18-19 and to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder to fight back against cancer. It will continue to be a 24-hour community event where all the registered teams come together to walk the track while also enjoying music, yoga, fitness classes and dance to keep the energy high. 

“Our guests of honour are those that have survived and going through treatment for cancer as it is a beautiful time to celebrate their courage. A unique part of the event is the Candle of Hope ceremony, where we gather to remember loved ones lost to cancer and celebrate survivors by lighting decorated candle bags with personal messages. It is a beautiful ceremony and encourages everyone to get involved by buying a candle bag,” concluded Auriol. 

If you would like to register a team, participate as a survivor and/or get more information, visit the Relay for Life Ennis Facebook and Instagram pages. 

If you have any questions about cancer, either a patient or a family member, call the Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700.

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