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Students and Staff take part in Relay For Life 2019

Since 1985, Relay for Life has served as an inspiring community event that brings whaanau together. Participants hope to raise awareness and funds for the Cancer Society, show aroha to cancer survivors, carers and those who lost their lives.

On Saturday, 30 March, a group of 25 Fraser staff and senior students put their walking shoes on and dressed up in their superhero costumes to show support to those who deal with the repercussions of cancer every day.

The day was a blast and a half for everyone. The Fraser team left no stone unturned, getting involved with all the activities that ran simultaneous to the relay: volleyball, craft workshops, Zumba and Les Mills fitness classes to name a few.

Overwhelming emotion is a theme that sums up the day, more specifically the opening and closing ceremonies. The heartbreakingly sad stories of those who have lost their lives or children who have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of five touched everyone in attendance. The immense happiness floating off those who felt beyond blessed to have lived to see another day simply warmed hearts.

Through a raffle, bake-sale and the goodness of many hearts, Fraser High School fundraised over $1000 for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Cancer Society.

Relay for Life 2019 was twelve hours of hope that there will be a better tomorrow for those whom cancer has touched. With aspirations that a cure is on the horizon, Fraser’s 2019 Relay for Life team had an enjoyable day and took a great deal of aroha away from the event.

“The journey to a world with more birthdays starts with a single step.”