Relay for Life

in Junior School News

On Saturday 21st April Girton Grammar School participated in the Relay for Life event at Backhaus Oval, Fir Street, Golden Square.

Our team this year consisted of 23 team members.  Girton Grammar students, parents, grandparents, past students and friends all enjoyed the day and contributed to this worthy cause.

Relay for Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them.  Relay for Life also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

I was very proud of all our team members this year.  They showed an amazing sense of compassion and school pride as they worked together to complete as many laps of the oval as they could.  As a team we walked 123km on Saturday.

During the day the team members not only walked but participated in many activities that the event organisers had on offer.  Trying to complete a lap using the planked feet was a humorous challenge that some of our team members took on.

The Girton Grammar School Team raised $1,668 this year.

Through the funds raised at Relay for Life, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved over the last 20 years.  Improvements in cancer prevention and screening mean that fewer people will hear the words, “you have cancer”.  Advances in cancer treatments allow cancer patients to spend more time with their loved ones.

Our team did a fantastic job this year and we hope to be able to continue supporting causes like this in the future.

Mrs Mardi Polidano