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Relayers exceed expectations

06 Mar 2014

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The Docklands Relay for Life raised more than  $109,000  for the Cancer Council last month, beating the target of $100,000 organisers had set.

Held at Etihad Stadium on February 5, the relay saw more than 400 people spend eight hours walking the boundary of the oval in remembrance of loved ones and to fight back against cancer.

The relay was officially opened by Rachel Williams, whose partner Damian was an Australian Tax Office (ATO) staff member who passed away from aggressive melanoma in November last year.

Ms Williams also led the first lap of the oval, which is reserved for survivors and carers.

It’s the second year the event has been held in Docklands, after an inaugural event at Etihad Stadium organised by a team of ATO staff last year raised $90,000.

This year the organising group wanted to get the rest of the Docklands community involved and put a call out to businesses in the area to take up the challenge.

In total 35 teams took part in the relay, 19 from the ATO and 16 from Docklands businesses, including Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Medibank and NAB.

The organising committee hope to continue to expand the event and make it a major Docklands corporate community event in future years.

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