NAB State Sponsorship and Events Manager
"Both my mother & grandmother were diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and because of all the fantastic work done in research and medical support, both of them are survivors and living happily today. I think as an organisation NAB can make a difference as we not only have the man power but the customer networks to involve our local communities and together fight back against cancer!"
Ellice Coffey - NAB Chatswood Partner
Team Captain North Shore Relay 2010, 2011 & 2012
A good friend of mine from high school passed away from pancreatic cancer a few years ago only a few months after she had gotten married. I wanted to do something to remember what a wonderful person she was and when the opportunity came up to captain a Relay Team, I jumped at it! It's a great way to meet new people, raise money for a fantastic charity, and hear plenty of inspiring stories. I've captained a team two years in a row now, and will be joining the committee for the 2012 North Shore Relay.
Shane Ditcham - NAB Inner West Managing Partner
President of Inner West at Leichhardt Relay organising committee
"My motivation for supporting Relay is in memory of my father who succumbed to cancer and as the outlet for me to make my contribution in the fight against cancer. Doing all I can to assist and drive fund-raising in support of the fight against cancer is why I Relay."
Member of the Hornsby Relay organising committee, and survivor of cervical cancer
"Sometimes when people are suffering from cancer you can feel a bit helpless and you feel you can't do anything. But this is actually a proactive thing to do. You can feel like you're doing something and that your actually helping out to help find a cure."
"The Relay was wonderful. Everyone wanted to help. Three local bands donated their time and talents to entertain the crowds and another team member baked an Easter cake, which was raffled for $300. There were games for the kids and masseurs worked for a donation."
Hawkesbury Gazette Relay team
"Editorial and advertising staff from the Hawkesbury Gazette participated in the Relay because at the paper we'd been heavily involved in promoting it and knew exactly what it was about. We had an absolute blast participating - the cold watches of the late night shift and the wee early hours were some of the most fun as the camaraderie of the teams all working to the same goal was just fantastic. We'll be there with bells on for the next one."
Willoughby Relay Captain
"Participating in Relay For Life was a very memorable experience. To raise money for this most important cause I lost my locks at the Relay and our team raised over $6000. As soon as a business associate learnt that I was shaving my head, he pledged $1000 and others,including friends and family followed suit."