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Benalla Relay for Life a success

The Benalla community has raised more than $60 600 for cancer research at this year's Benalla Relay for Life.

MONIQUE FREER December 4, 2013 9:19am

Young Guns team members Taylah Chettleburgh and Georgia Thomson took part in Benalla Relay for Life.

‘‘Our aim is to create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.’’

Those were the words spoken by Benalla Relay for Life committee chair Nicole Murphy during the closing ceremony of last weekend’s Relay for Life.

Twenty-three teams and 586 people participated in an 18-hour walking relay, raising $60, 695.80 for cancer research.

Throughout the overnight event there were plenty of activities, including Zumba, yoga and the Miss Relay competition.

Tears flowed among the crowd during the candlelight ceremony, when candles were lit in hope of those battling cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle.


For more photos see this week's Ensign, and visit the link below to see an online gallery from the event.

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Gallery: See more photos from Benalla Relay for Life here.

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