THOUSANDS of families, workmates and social groups will come together this weekend to raise funds for the NSW Cancer Council at the Blacktown Relay for Life.
The relay, will start at 10am on Saturday at Blacktown International Sportspark and finish at 10am on Sunday.
It is open to people of all ages, focused on remembering and celebrating the lives of those who have been touched by cancer, while raising funds for research, education and support services.
The event brings the community together for 24 hours of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance.
Being involved in the Blacktown Relay for Life does not mean walking non-stop for 24 hours.
People can walk for one hour or the whole 24 — every contribution counts.
In the past 10 years, the Blacktown Relay has raised almost $2 million for cancer research, education and support services.
So far the 2013 Blacktown Relay For Life has raised almost $190,000 through team fund-raising events including trivia nights, garage sales and the annual golf day, which saw Sargents Charitable Foundation donate $100,000 to the cause.
"I congratulate the hardworking Relay for Life Committee and the Blacktown City community for their generous support for such a worthwhile cause" Blacktown Mayor Len Robinson said.