• Hannah Phillips

YP Comes Together For Relay For Life

In Flow's 90.9 Fm Yorke Peninsula region, the bi-annual Relay For Life event is usually held in Kadina, however, this year they are mixing it up and hosting the event at the Wallaroo Football Club.

The new location comes with the merging of two separate events, the southern and upper Yorke Peninsula relays to create a bigger and brighter event for the region.

The Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life Committee will be holding an information evening for people who wish to learn more about the event in the lead up.

The information evening will be held at the Wallaroo Football Club on Wednesday, May 30, starting at 6:30pm. Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life chairperson Sonny Coombs said with six months to event he encourages people to get online and register a team.

"I'm looking forward to teams joining from the across the peninsula and getting to hear more

stories about why people relay," he said.

"A big misconception with Relay For Life is you need to be super fit and run or jog around the

track which isn't true.

"It is a 19-hour event and all your team, which can have up to 20 people, has to do is keep your baton moving around the track for the duration at any speed you desire.

"So, if you have 20 people in your team that is less than an hour of walking/jogging/running per


In 2016 the Yorke Peninsula event raised more than $115,000 for cancer research and support.

Cancer survivor Bev Prestwich (pictured middle) officially opens the 2016 Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life with daughter Kasia Prestwich and dad Len Munchenberg.

For more information email upperyprfl@outlook.com or to register a team, visit relayforlife.org.au.

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