Relay for Life 2012 Launched in Roscrea

Relay for Life Tipperary 2012 was launched in Roscrea last Wednesday evening by former Bishop of Kilalloe, Dr Willie Walsh. Relay for Life will be held n Toomevara GAA grounds on 25/26 August. Speaking at the Roscrea launch, Dr Walsh said that, in contrast to an aggressive individualism promoted during the Celtic Tiger years, the term relay suggested teamwork, having a common goal and relying on and caring for each other. He said that Relay, with its themes of Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back, was a very healthy concept in fighting cancer. Referring to the fact that so many in the community are affected by cancer, either themselves or a loved one, he wished this year’s event every success.

Relay for Life Tipperary 2012 was launched in Roscrea last Wednesday evening by former Bishop of Kilalloe, Dr Willie Walsh. Relay for Life will be held n Toomevara GAA grounds on 25/26 August. Speaking at the Roscrea launch, Dr Walsh said that, in contrast to an aggressive individualism promoted during the Celtic Tiger years, the term relay suggested teamwork, having a common goal and relying on and caring for each other. He said that Relay, with its themes of Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back, was a very healthy concept in fighting cancer. Referring to the fact that so many in the community are affected by cancer, either themselves or a loved one, he wished this year’s event every success.

Tipperary Relay was the largest Relay event in Ireland last year with upwards of 1,000 participants, raising €112,000 in support of the work of the Irish cancer society, and it is expected that this year’s event will be even bigger. Anybody interested in getting involved or entering a team is encouraged to do so early as places are limited. They can do so by going to www.relayforlife.ie or by emailing tipprelayteam@live.com