Among the teams gathering with tents and sleeping bags for the CANSA Helderberg Relay For Life on 2 March 2013, was an Exceed team led by Suzette van Niekerk.
The Relay For Life is an overnight event that mobilises companies and businesses to celebrate survivors of cancer, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.
“A number of our clients are fighting the battle against cancer. Their example motivated us to join forces against cancer,” Suzette said.
A survivors’ lap of honour opened the event and at nightfall a moving candlelight ceremony was held. Candles lined the track and were left burning throughout the night. The paper bags containing the candles were filled with photos and messages to loved ones who had passed on. As participants made new friends, a festive atmosphere developed.
Having committed themselves to keeping at least one member on the track at all times, the ten-strong Exceed team walked 130.4 km from 18:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Sunday morning.