More than 660 participants, including more than 100 cancer survivors and carers from 54 teams gathered at Waratah Sports Ground on the weekend for the annual Relay for Life.
Participants from schools, businesses, families, community groups and childcare centres raised money while participants walked laps for the annual Cancer Council NSW event.
Some teams raised money before the event such as Central West Cancer Service, which raised $1700 before the weekend.
Participant Jenny Pritchard said the team was made up of staff, patients and family and members continued raising money during the event to show their support for the cause.
I'm an oncology nurse but cancer is very big in my family.Jenny Pritchard
"I'm an oncology nurse but cancer is very big in my family," Mrs Pritchard said.
"I like to support causes like this because of that and working with people with cancer."
Care Bears United also raised money before the event with team leader Dorothy West raising $1250 by shaving her head and holding a raffle and market day.
Others also raised money on the day with Ella Lamrock organising a mass haircut.
This year was the first year a team formed from the Willows Preschool and Early Learning Centre, which raised money by selling magnets created by the children.
Willows team leader Aimee Smith said although it was their first year it was the first of many years.
There were also plenty of stalls selling a wide variety of food including the Dumbledore Army, a team from Hill Street Childcare Centre, which had a Harry Potter theme and associated treats and sorting hat.
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