Relay for Life to go virtual

By Corowa Free Press

Given the high risk to public health currently posed by COVID-19, the Cancer Council Relay for Life have made the decision to cancel the physical Corowa Rutherglen Relay for Life this Saturday, March 21. 

Nothing is more important than the health of the volunteers, staff and supporters – your safety must come first. 

After taking advice from leading health professionals and knowing that many who attend the events are in a higher risk group, the Relay for Life are confident that this decision is in the best interests of everyone involved, as well as the wider NSW community. 

Cancer Council NSW are so grateful for your continued support and understanding, and they apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this decision may cause. 

“Our local team is working closely with the Corowa Rutherglen Relay for Life committee to create a virtual alternative for Saturday that you will be able to attend online,” a Cancer Council Relay for Life spokesperson said. 

“More news will be shared about this on Facebook in due course. 

“We appreciate your patience as we work through this. If you have any questions about your event, please contact Christine Williams on (02) 6937 2604. 

“In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to follow the current NSW Government Health advice to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. 

“If you or someone you know has cancer and are concerned, please call our 13 11 20 Information and Support line to speak to one of our trained health professionals.”

The Corowa Rutherglen Relay For Life teams have worked hard over the past few months to fundraise money for the Cancer Council and the great cause.

At the time of print, fundraising currently stood at $21,854.07, with a target of $35,000.00.

This was thanks to the 22 Corowa Rutherglen relay teams.

The 2020 Corowa Relay teams

1. **Community Team

2. 1st Rutherglen Scouts

3. CR Committee

4. CR United Hockey Club

5. Crazy Kuschert’s

6. Guy Street Greats

7. Happy Clappers

8. Indigo North Health

9. Karinya 4 Wheelie Walkers

10. Lions Club of Corowa

11. M & M Team

12. Mobilcorowa

13. Runnalicious

14. The Crazy Clan

15. The Out of Shapers

16. The Royal Apexians

17. The Superheroes

18. The Tumournators

19. The Walkie Talkies

20. Triple C

21. United We Stand#power

22. Walking Warriors.