Mr MATT KEAN ( Hornsby ) ( 22:33 ): Cancer touches the lives of so many. In fact, one in three Australians will be affected by it either directly or indirectly. The Hornsby Relay For Life celebrates the ways in which the community can help raise money to fight this insidious disease. For the past 14 years Rofe Park in Hornsby Heights has been the home of the Hornsby Relay for Life. At 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 5 November 2016 Rofe Park was painted purple, with 31 teams—including teams from Hornsby RSL Club, Specsavers at Hornsby and the Hornsby SES—and almost 200 people participating in the relay. There was no barrier for age, fitness or disability as the community came together to raise a whopping $65,700. One of the first teams to register was Westleigh Rural Fire Service, which raised more than $4,500 before even stepping onto the field. Community Relations Manager of Cancer Council NSW Becky Dadswell said the inspiring increase in registrations this year compared with last year is providing much hope of finding a cure for cancer. I thank everyone involved in the wonderful Relay For Life for helping to find the cure.
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