Baddeley Park will be a sea of purple this Saturday when the ninth annual Cessnock Relay For Life takes place.
The event has raised more than $750,000 for the Cancer Council since it was first held in Cessnock in 2008.
Vincent Street businesses got into the spirit on Tuesday with a ‘Purple Day’, which included a visit from Relay For Life mascot Dougal Bear.
By Tuesday morning, 35 teams had signed up for the 2016 Relay, which will run at Baddeley Park from 10am to 10pm Saturday.
Those teams have already raised more than $50,000 – closing in on this year’s goal of $80,000.
Cessnock Relay For Life chairperson Clint Ekert said things are shaping up really well for this year’s event.
“We are well on track to get to our fundraising target and are still welcoming on new teams who haven’t relayed yet,” he said.
“It is amazing to see so much support rally behind this event, from individuals to large business, it doesn’t happen without them.”
Gates will open at 7am Saturday for participants to setup their site and opening ceremony will get underway at 10am.
There will be live entertainment all day, fun and games for the kids (including the popular boxcar derby), a candlelight ceremony of remembrance and fireworks.
Teams can still be registered at cessnockrelay.com.
TAKE A LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR’S RELAY IN THE GALLERY BELOW
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