Relay for Life a massive success

An enthusiastic team of over 70 College Members participated in the Relay for Life event for Otago students on Saturday, 24 April raising over $4,000 for the Cancer Society.

Relay for Life is a series of events that are held all over the country to raise money for the Cancer Society and to celebrate and remember those who have been affected by cancer. Participants walk or run as a team from 6:00 pm in the evening to 6:00 am the next morning, as well as attend a special opening ceremony.

Under the expert organisation of Ryan Zhao, the Treasurer of our Members’ Executive, the team members participated wholeheartedly and energetically all night long. In a separate post on the College’s inhouse app, Ryan thanked all those who participated and commented that “It was amazing to see over 70 members present!!”

There was a great energy from all those participating in the event throughout the evening and as can be seen by the accompanying photos, our Members thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Relay for Life, 24 April 2021

Tim Scott completed 100 laps of the course while Isabel Bugden and Joshua Thomas each completed 73 laps (70 laps is a marathon). Matthew Tait was a Superstar Sixty with 60 laps and five Members earned Fabulous Fifty status, namely Parnia Naeimasa (56 laps), Tristan Mendoza (54 laps), Hank Lin (51 laps) and Benji Klipin (50 laps). A further six Members completed a half-marathon (35 laps): Patrick Topp (46 laps); Charlotta Hillberg (43 laps); Aljude Villanueva (43 laps); and Chelsea Laing (41 laps). Best Dressed award went to Parnia Naeimasa (pictured on the right in the photo below).

Relay for Life, 24 April 2021

The College would like to take this opportunity to thank Ryan for being a wonderful organiser, the Executive for all their support and assistance, and the many Members who gave up so much of their valuable time on a cold Dunedin night to ensure a very successful Relay for Life.

PS At the time of writing, the team has raised a magnificent $4,390.57 but would very much like to reach their goal of $5,000. Donations remain open for another 10 days; if you would like to donate please click here.

(Story by the Master, Dr Charles Tustin)

Posted: Wednesday April 28, 2021