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Relay For Life Curtin finds its four-te

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— Curtin event scoops four Relay For Life Heroes of Hope Awards —

Relay For Life Curtin has been awarded four awards at the annual Relay For Life Heroes of Hope Awards, at a ceremony held on 18 July 2015.

The Curtin University event was the winner of four categories at the ceremony:

  • Community Spirit Award;
  • Team Growth Award;
  • Most Improved Event Award; and
  • Youth Spirit Award (awarded to Jamie Kho).

Mr Jamie Kho, Youth Spirit Award recipient and Marketing Development Leader for Relay For Life Curtin, said the awards were a commendation for the committee’s work to build the event’s profile in 2014.

“I think it’s great that the entire committee have been recognised for all the effort they have put in to making the event a success. Being involved with a group of young people who care about fighting back against cancer is something that I’m proud of,” Mr Kho said.

Relay For Life Curtin is driven by students from across the University who nominate to be part of the committee. Organising the event provides students with first-hand marketing, event management, multimedia and planning experience, to supplement their theoretical studies.

In 2015, teams of 10 – 15 people will take turns to walk and run around Edinburgh South Oval at Curtin’s Bentley campus over a 24 hour period on 17 and 18 October. The event raises funds for the Cancer Council WA’s cancer research, education and support services.

For more information on the event, visit

Notes to editor:

  • The Annual Relay For Life Heroes of Hope Awards recognise the successes of committees in the planning and fundraising outcomes of Relay For Life community events.
  • Community Spirit Award acknowledges a committee who has engaged their local community to
    the fullest.
  • Team Growth Award recognises a committee who has increased their team numbers from the
    previous year by the largest per cent.
  • Most Improved Event Award is awarded to a committee who has taken steps to transform their
    event from the previous year.
  • Youth Spirit Award recognises a committee member or volunteer under the age of 25 who has
    engaged their local community to the fullest.
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