DD HEALTH: CANCER survivor Majella O’Donnell and her husband Daniel will be among star-studded guests taking part in the inspirational Relay for Life Donegal event starting today.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the main event at the LyIT campus in Letterkenny over the next two days – 5pm this evening until 5pm tomorrow (Sunday).
Majella has been cancer-free for two years and has been a huge advocate for cancer research and support for those suffering from the various forms of the illness.
Majella said: “I’d like to encourage everyone to come out and support this fantastic event. As we all know, cancer affects nearly all of us in our lives and we all need to get behind this and support it.”
Daniel added: “We want to be part of Relay for Life Donegal 2016. We certainly hope that it will be a great success.”
Daniel will be the closing act at the two-day festival when he takes to the stage tomorrow, Sunday, at 4pm.
Relay For Life is a 24 Hour community event which celebrates people who have survived a cancer diagnosis, remembers those lost to the disease and brings the community together to Fight Back against Cancer.
Here’s a message from the organisers:
Members of the public are very welcome to attend at any point during the 24 hours on 4th/5th June, from 5pm to 5pm
There are some important things to note:
The event is a Free event and starts at 5pm sharp on Sat 4th June If you would like to attend the opening ceremony please be on site no later than 4:30pm.
Parking for the event is free in LYIT. As there will be peak times throughout the 24 hours you are asked to park responsibly in and around the event.
On the day you will notice many people wearing purple “Survivors” tee shirts. These people are our VIP’s so feel free to greet them with a smile and a “hello”.
There will be many different activities throughout the days at the various team gazebos so please feel free to get involved.
Food / Tea / Coffee and refreshments will be for sale in “An Danlann” (the LYIT Sports Centre).
There will be additional toilet facilities available on the campus and in and around the event.
Some areas of the LYIT campus will not be accessible to members of the public so you are asked to please cooperate with event staff.
Drugs or Alcohol are not permitted on the grounds of LYIT at any point during the weekend.
This is a no-smoking venue, including e-cigarettes.
Animals are not permitted but there are no restrictions on guide dogs or assistance dogs.
As this is a family occasion, children are welcome but must be supervised at all times.
Please familiarise yourself with the emergency points in your vicinity throughout the day.
Comfortable shoes are a must if you are attending Relay For Life, high heels should not be worn for health and safety reasons. And most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Your full guide to the weekend is below: