Relay for Life Clare returns this weekend.

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday at Tim Smythe Park in Ennis, the 24-hour community event welcomes everyone who has been touched by cancer, whether they have battled cancer, lost someone to cancer, or witnessed its impact on family and friends.

Teams will take turns walking the track with at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the 24 hours. Funds raised during Relay for Life Clare enable the Irish Cancer Society to continue its vital, life-saving work.

All cancer survivors are invited to register to attend the Cancer Survivors’ Reception and the Survivors’ Lap of Honour, which opens Relay for Life Clare on Saturday from 2pm – 3pm. The event will feature a variety of entertainment including live music, inflatable games for kids, performances from Clare Community Games, local choirs, and much more. There will even be a bike-powered smoothie maker available for a few hours on Saturday afternoon.

Everyone from the community is invited to come along and experience this inspiring event of celebration and commemoration at any time throughout the 24 hours.

A highlight of the event is the Candle of Hope ceremony on Saturday at 10pm. The community is invited to dedicate a Candle of Hope bag to someone they know who has been touched by cancer.

Hundreds of candle bags personalised with messages of hope and remembrance will be lit, accompanied by music and speeches. Candle bags can be purchased online or on Saturday at Relay for Life Clare.

To find out more about the event visit https://relayforlifeclare.ie/ or Relay for Life Clare on Facebook and Instagram.

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