Relay for Life Tipperary held in St Michael’s Park, Toomevara last weekend, was a highly successful and very moving event, raising considerable funds for the Irish Cancer Society and bringing new awareness and understanding of the issues raised by cancer to all who took part. With almost 1,000 taking part in teams and with over 100 survivors and an equal number of carers involved, Relay was one of the biggest events to take place in the county this year.
Despite a little rain on Saturday afternoon which failed to dampen the spirit, the weather was mostly kind.
The event was opened by Greg Starr on Saturday and the very first lap was walked by survivors. This was a very moving lap emphasising the celebration of life that underpins Relay and highlighting that there is hope of overcoming the disease.