Do you want to be a Relay millionaire?

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Cancer Research UK is urging everyone who wants to be a millionaire to register for this year’s Relay for Life in Arbroath, a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat over 200 types of cancer.

Ian Angus, volunteer event Chair of Cancer Research UK’s Relay for Life in Arbroath said: “So far his year we have 21 teams registered and we would love to add at least another ten teams to bring numbers up to the level of 2014 when we recorded a record fundraising total for Relay in Arbroath. That would give us a great chance of hitting our target of reaching the £1 million for the 11 years since Relay was first established in Arbroath

“Our message to any relayers who may have taken a break in recent years is; Do you want to be a millionaire? We would love to welcome back some of the teams who, over the years, have taken us within touching distance of the £1million to be a part of the big push to get us over the line.

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. Whether a family member, friend or work colleague. Relay for Life is a great way of fighting back against cancer by spending quality time with your friends, family and colleagues while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.”

Relay isn’t just for people who live in Arbroath. Ian continued: “Through family and other connections, each year we have participants from far and wide. Indeed, this year already we have someone registered from Perth Australia as well as from Peterhead, from Friockheim and Forfar, from Brechin and Carnoustie and other communities around the North East.

“That is what makes Relay so special. It is a family event with a fantastic family atmosphere with something for everyone.”

Teams of between eight to 15 people, of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life are needed to take part in the non-athletic event at Arbroath United Cricket Club over the weekend of September 16-17.

Participants are asked to raise as much money as possible in the months leading up to the Relay through a wide range of fundraising activities and securing donations from friends, families and work colleagues.

Ian continued: “We have made so much progress in the fight against this devastating disease, but it’s not just technology or knowledge that we need to win the battle to beat cancer– it’s funding.”

Money raised through Relay for Life funds the work of thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to saving more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers.

Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survival rates have doubled over the last 40 years and the charity’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

For more information about Relay for Life; visit Relay for Life Arbroath Facebook page or contact team chair Helen Wallace or Event Chair