After being cancelled last year due to coronavirus, organisers remain hopeful that the 2021 Relay for Life event can still go ahead.
The annual event raises money for the Cancer Council and recognises and celebrates local cancer survivors, patients and their carers along with honouring and remembering loved ones lost to cancer.
The event is scheduled to take place on August 28.
Bendigo Relay for Life chairwoman Teresa Jones said preparations were now underway for the event.
She said the event was cancelled at its last minute due to coronavirus in 2020 and hoped this wouldn't be the case in August.
"This is one of the largest community events in Bendigo so it will be important to get people there," she said.
"I am hopeful we will be able to get this going for the day, we just need more participants to join teams or come along to the survivors or carer walk."
Ms Jones said the event reminds people to have their routine checkups, some of which may have been missed last year.
"It's important to get the message out because a lot of people that were in lockdown last year didn't have there follow up screens and ended up not getting the tests they needed," she said.
"We need to get everyone aware that you can get these tests even though you are locked down."
The event will kick off on August 28 at the Athletics Track Retreat Road, Flora HIll and will run from 12pm to 10pm.
Ms Jones said this year's event wouldn't run overnight event, instead would run for 10 hours.
"We are having all the same things as usually but just compacting it down to a 10 hour time frame. Everything is the same just on a shorter scale," she said.
The event will end with its traditional candlelight ceremony, with candles lighting up the track in honour of cancer victims, three candles lit for the past, present and future of the fight against cancer, and a speech from a survivor.
Register your team for the Bendigo Relay for Life here.
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