ROCK legends Dragon will be special guest performers at the Blacktown Relay For Life at Blacktown International Sportspark's Athletics Centre this weekend.
The 2013 Relay For Life will start at 9.30am with the official opening followed by Cancer Survivors and Carers walking the first lap of the day at 10am.
There will be entertainment from 1pm.
The acts will include Makata Tanaka, Cerdon College Dance Group, Cindy's Dance Studio, Simply Voices, Aquarius Dancers, Dance Expression, Elevation School of Performing Arts, Natasha's Arts Theatre, SJ Dancers and the RTC Blues Band.
Other activities will include a Western Sydney Wanderers clinic at 11am, with players from National Women's League and Youth League teams, plaster painting, stalls and competitions.
The Candlelight Hope Ceremony at 8pm will remember those who have died and will be followed by a fireworks display and performance from rock band Dragon. The relay will continue through the night until 10am Sunday.
For Bungarribee resident Rakesh Lal, the Blacktown Relay for Life is an opportunity to spend time with friends, family and other members of the community while raising funds for the Cancer Council.
Mr Lal was introduced to the Blacktown Relay For Life in 2008 through his yoga teachers Sureshji and Chayaji from the Spirit of India, a non-profit organisation that promotes better life through yoga, spirituality, charity and community awareness.
Since then, Mr Lal has taken part in five relays and is a member of the Blacktown Relay For Life Organising committee.
Mr Lal, who recently moved with his family to Bungarribee in Doonside, encouraged other new residents to get involved in the event.
"Bungarribee is just a stone's throw away from Blacktown International Sportspark, which hosts the event, and is a great opportunity for new residents to interact within their new community," he said.
"Even if you aren't part of a team, come and show your support through the day - every person can make a difference."