Relay For Life offers the Shire community the chance to get together and have some fun, while at the same time raising awareness and much-needed funds for Cancer Council NSW. Over the past 16 years the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life has raised over $5 million for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support programs.

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Relay For Life is an emotionally charged, 24 hour team fundraising event which took place around Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla on Saturday 5 May & Sunday 6 May. St John Bosco College entered 88 members from both Year 11 and Year 12 and was led by Team Captain and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Mrs Simone Babic. Friends, family and teachers joined the Team on their quest to remember and support those living with cancer, and to honour those lost to the disease.

Relay for Life has been a part of the College’s life for more than a decade and has become a part of their Pastoral Community Involvement Program. Mrs Babic enthused, “The college held a fundraising cake stall at the College to kick-start the funds, which ended up being a staggering $11,526. Bosco exceeded their own expectations in raising this amount which historically has been around $4,000.”

Before the event on Friday 4 May two Videographers and a Campaign Specialist from the Cancer Council NSW visited the College to interview on camera Principal Mr Damien Carlton, Mrs Simone Babic, Mr Ben Tickle and three of their students, Jade Banach, Meg Arendse and William Gair about the College’s long commitment to Relay For Life.