A major fund raising drive is underway from this evening for the Irish Cancer Society in Mayo. 

Breaffy Sports Arena in Castlebar is the venue for the 24 hour Relay for Life event that brings the community together to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, and to remember those who have died of the disease.

The event starts at 6pm this evening and will continue into tomorrow as teams will walk the track for 24 hours.

 There will be entertainment and cancer information available, including a candle light ceremony to remember lives lost to cancer.

There will also be a survivor’s lap to celebrate all those fighting cancer.

 Last year in Mayo alone, 729 people received a cancer diagnosis, all funds raised from the 24 hour event will support free local cancer services and fund life saving cancer research.

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