Hornsby MP and NSW treasurer Matt Kean shares why he is proud to be patron of the Relay for Life.
An estimated 162,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Australia, with 1 in every 2 will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
The most common cancers in Australia are prostate, bowel, breast, melanoma and lung cancer.
The good news is through modern research and medical advances the survival rate for many common cancers has increased to 70 per cent.
Cancer is still a leading cause of death in Australia with an estimated 50,000 Australians taken from us by cancer in 2022. Too many lives are lost and too many families suffer as a result of cancer.
With the support of events such as Relay For Life we can continue to improve survival rates and, hopefully achieve the vision of a cancer free future.
Since Relay for Life started over 134,000 participants have raised $14 million. Importantly, every cent goes towards funding the Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support programs – with the ultimate goal of a cancer free future.
The Hornsby Relay for Life this year will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November at Rofe Park, Hornsby.
This important event is organized by passionate local volunteers and always brings our community together whilst celebrating our survivors and carers.
If you’d like to get involved and register a team, you can find details at www.relayforlife.org.au or call 1300 656 585