Point Cook Relay For Life

Today I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Point Cook Relay For Life committee, who, on Saturday, 16 November, hosted their annual event in my electorate. I had the great privilege to attend the relay and saw firsthand the work and dedication of the team of volunteers who put this event together. It was a great day of the community coming together.

It began with young Hannah sharing her story of caring for and losing her mother. Her story was beautifully written and delivered with poise and clarity. Listening to her, I knew that Relay For Life is much more than a fundraiser. It is only the second time the relay has been held in Point Cook. The event was a credit to the organisers.

There were 32 teams participating—up from 23 the year before. They work together to celebrate survivors and carers, to remember those we have lost and to raise vital funds to continue the fight against this awful disease. There were 462 participants in teams of 10 to 15 people. They all challenge themselves to take turns in keeping their baton moving overnight. The event raised over $51,000 for the Cancer Council's research, prevention and education programs—a remarkable achievement.

I would also like to acknowledge Lauris, this year's recipient of the 'Spirit of relay' award. Lauris was commended for her strength in fighting cancer, for her ongoing work in the community and for her support of the Relay For Life event. I would like to congratulate, Lauris, the committee, and the volunteers for their work and commitment in ensuring the Point Cook Relay For Life committee was such a great success.

Share this:

Sign in if you'd like new recruits to be credited to you.

Related

Local awards

Posted by

September 03, 2014

Recently I attended a celebration evening with the City of Wyndham in my electorate to recognise the wonderful work of many volunteers in our community...

Superannuation

Posted by

September 03, 2014

Yesterday the member for Fairfax presented the government with a birthday cake and our Prime Minister blew out the candles. Together, they ensured that nine...

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

Posted by

September 02, 2014

I rise to outline my strong opposition to the government's Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014. I declare straight out that I had...

Some positive news for Lalor

Posted by

September 01, 2014

After what can only be described as a horror budget, which has dominated the talk in my electorate for months, it is nice to speak...

Latest

Adjournment

Posted by

March 25, 2024

The Electorate of Lalor

Video

Cost of Living Statement - 21/03/24

Posted by

March 21, 2024

Addressing Inflation and Cost-of-Living Pressures

Video

Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2023

Posted by

March 20, 2024

A Review into the ART

Video

PMB - Endometriosis

Posted by

March 18, 2024

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Video