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ECU shines at Relay For Life

Thursday, 27 October 2011

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The ECU Relay Rangers gathered at Arena Joondalup last weekend to raise money for Cancer Council WA at the annual Relay For Life.

The team, which consisted of staff from across the University and criminology students, were joined by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Equity and Indigenous), Professor Brenda Cherednichenko, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Arshad Omari for the opening lap.

The Relay Rangers then went on to complete a total of 239 laps throughout the 24-hour relay event, raising over $2,800 for Cancer Council WA and covering 98 kilometres.

Team leader and Lecturer at ECU, Ms Natalie Gately was thrilled with the team’s efforts.

“This is the biggest ECU team yet, and it was great to witness a sea of red shirts proudly representing ECU throughout the day.”

“It was a great event, filled with fun and entertainment, and I would like to thank everyone for their amazing efforts and support in making the event such a success,” said Natalie.

ECU was one of the sponsors of the 2011 event, with Cancer Council thanking the University for their invaluable support.

“Cancer Council Western Australia is extremely proud to be in partnership with Edith Cowan University through our Relay for Life Arena Joondalup event,” said Carmen Williams, Relay for Life Manager, Cancer Council Western Australia.

“Through the ongoing generous support of Edith Cowan University, we are able to reduce the operating costs of Relay for Life Joondalup and focus on what is most important, raising vital funds for cancer research, our education and prevention programs and support services.”

The Relay For Life is run each year and encourages community’s to band together as they celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer.

For more information on the event, visit the Cancer Council website.

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