The sixth Dundalk Relay for Life will take place this Sunday, 26 October and Monday, 27 October at 3pm at the Dundalk Racecourse Stadium.
This years event is already set to be bigger and better than the previous five years, with a large number of teams signed up and running a range of fund raising events to help raise money for Irish Cancer Society. Relay For Life events involve a 24-hour walking relay for which funds are raised in support of the fight against cancer.
The events, brought to Dundalk six years ago, take place worldwide and give communities a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones, and fight back against the disease.
“Our aim is to help raise funds so that lives can continue to be saved,” Paul Carson Chair of Relay For Life Dundalk & North East said.
“At the heart of each event, teams of friends, neighbours, families and colleagues come together and commit to keeping participants walking around the enclose track at Dundalk Stadium for 24 hours.
“Hundreds of other activities take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere and the event starts with a cancer survivors’ lap of honour.
“With special guests, local acts and bands all doing their bit to make this an even bigger event than years gone by and raise much needed money to help with all the services.”
There will be lots of entertainment throughout the day including music, stalls and a candle of hope ceremony at 8pm. Entrance free.