PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: The Knox Relay for Life, a fantastic community event in which members across my electorate come together to raise funds for the Victorian Cancer Council, is due to take place in a week or so. I know that this event also occurs in other electorates and that other members are also getting involved. I am proud to be the patron of this year’s Knox Relay for Life. As you would be aware, cancer affects many Australians, either directly or indirectly through their friends, family members and other loved ones.
The Knox Relay for Life is taking place at the Knox Athletics Track in Knoxfield over the weekend of the 23rd and 24 March. We are now up to almost 30 teams, who will compete over an 18-hour period to raise funds for the Cancer Council. The top fundraising teams so far include Sherritt’s and Friends, Such is Life, Gil’s Gang, Simon Withington, The Chain, Callaway’s and Friends, MieleOne, Snooze and Wiggle Attack. As the patron, I am happy that we have put in our own team, which is also doing pretty well in the fundraising stakes so far.
I take this opportunity to commend the event’s coordinator, Elyce Carlyle, for her hard work and commitment to the cause, as well as all of the other community volunteers who are helping put this fantastic event together. I hope it raises a good amount of money for the Cancer Council.