Port Macquarie Staff and students walk the Relay for Life
Port Macquarie Staff and students walked through the night this month to raise money for cancer research.
This is the third time that the Campus community has taken part in the annual Hastings Relay for Life event, in support of Cancer Council NSW research projects.
"We are still collecting money from our sponsors, but it looks like we will raise more than $2,000 for the Cancer Council NSW," said nursing academic and UoN team organiser, Raelene Kenny.
"The idea of participating in the Hastings Relay for Life came out of our academics, students and graduates being impacted by the cancer journeys of some of their patients.
"The themes of the event are to celebrate, remember and to fight back, and to make a commitment to make a difference in the fight to find a cure for cancer.
"Supporting cancer patients and their families through their treatment is a day-to-day part of practice for nurses, and is something that our students are exposed to while completing their practical placements. Some of our students and staff also have firsthand experience of cancer, so our participation is another way we can show them our support."
The University is a major sponsor of the event which has so far raised more than $114,000 towards Cancer Council NSW research projects.
To contribute to the Port Macquarie teams fundraising visit http://relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2013/hastings_2013/