Honoring Outstanding Volunteers in Australia

Source: http://relayforlife.org.au/news/relay-for-life-australia-day-awards

It is no secret that Relay For Life brings communities together around the world like no other event. But it’s the people behind the scenes that make the Relay For Life events into one-of-a-kind experiences. January 26 is Australia Day, the official national day of Australia, and a day where ceremonies are held in communities across the country to celebrate and recognize the amazing work of community leaders, including several Cancer Council Australia volunteers, staff, and events.

The Global Relay For Life community would like to extend our congratulations to the following individuals and events:


·      Relay For Life of Hobart – Community Event of the Year


·      Relay For Life of Latrobe – Community Event of the Year

·      Relay For Life of Cranbourne Narre – Community Event of the Year

·      Prue Northey, Chair of Relay For Life Yarra Ranges – Yarra Ranges Young Citizen of the Year


·      Mickey Dwan, Chair of Relay For Life of Warwick – Junior Citizen of the Year

·      Chas and Erica Bourn, Relay For Life of Townsville Committee members – Spirit of Townsville Award

·      Relay For Life of Chinchilla Committee; Chairperson Cheryl Henningsen – Project/Event of the Year Award

·      Rowena Dionysius, Chair of Relay For Life of South Burnett – Local Achiever Award

Western Australia:

·      Relay For Life of Burnbury – Community Event of the Year