The starting line for this year's Relay For Life is right around the corner and community members are already getting into the spirit of the event.
Members of one of the 44 teams registered for this year's event were out in force at Griffin Plaza, with a stall helping to raise funds by giving children a day of entertainment, with face painting, craft activities, a dance routine and the chance to make their own finger bun at Bakers Delight.
Bakers Delight Griffith owner Sheradine Turkington said she supports the Relay For Life cause due to her own familial experiences around cancer.
"For me, there's a number of people in my family who have been diagnosed who have come through or have not come through the other end," Mrs Turkington said.
Griffith Relay For Life chairwoman Tammy Hirst said preparations are "almost there" for this year's event, but is very pleased with the early support shown by the community.
"The vibe i'm getting from people now is just amazing, everyone is so excited," Ms Hirst said.
"We've actually hit about $53,000 invested in Cancer Council with close to 400 participants registered [before the event].
"That is probably what's been a big thing this relay, is that people have got in early."
Ms Hirst said remembrance will be a significant part of this year's event, with events planned to remember past events and those who have died.
"We're inviting people to bring along an old relay shirt that belongs to perhaps somebody like a family member or loved one who has since passed," Ms Hirst said.
"Pin a photo to the shirt and we're going to have a ceremony at dusk... [It's] just another way of remembering those we have lost to cancer."
However a cavalcade of other events are planned for the gathering, with a dash aiming to find the relay's quickest superhero, a fashion on the field competition, a dance routine involving purple gloves and a 'onesie hour' all planned during the relay.
Ms Hirst said they are expecting "perfect weather" for the day, but hopes the onesie hour will help keep people warm during the night.
"They're predicting 23 degrees for Saturday - not too hot, not too cold," Ms Hirst said.
"I'm thinking its going to get a bit cool [during the evening], what's warmer than a onesie?
"Definitely bring some stuff for the night I think, but the day will be perfect."
Gates will open at Solar Mad Stadium at midday on Saturday, with the event due to run from 3pm to 9am on Sunday.
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