Relay For Life - running (and walking) for a cause
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Auckland Cricket CEO Andrew Eade does his bit
It was wet and it was windy but that didn't deter the Auckland Cricket team and hundreds of others from taking part in Cancer Society Auckland's Relay For Life event on 5th and 6th March.
For 15 hours our crew braved almost constant rain and for the last couple had to hold on to the tent to prevent it from turning into a sail as the winds got up.
Those winds meant that the event was called to a halt three hours early at 7am but not before the whole team had contributed a huge amount of time and energy.
The event involves every team having at least one team member on the track at all times for the entire event. That makes for some fairly weary and as it turned out, bedraggled, people wandering around the track in the early hours of the morning. But our team of Auckland Cricket staff members and Hearts players and support staff kept grinding out the laps until the early finish.
The Relay For Life is one of the Cancer Society's main fundraisers for the year and is a chance to celebrate and remember both cancer survivors and those lost to the disease in the past 12 months.
Obviously many people's minds are on the Christchurch region at the moment and the Cancer Society Auckland are donating some of the proceeds of their Relay For Life fundraising to help their centres in Christchurch that have been damaged so that they can continue to provide their much needed services.
Auckland Cricket is proud to support the Cancer Society and we're delighted to say that we've raised almost $2,700 for them in our efforts in the Relay For Life.
Donations are still open so if you'd like to contribute just click here.