THE Ingham Institute is calling for residents to join its team in this year's NSW Cancer Council Relay for Life, at Liverpool.
Chipping Norton resident and pancreatic cancer patient Peter Goodman will take part in the run, which helps support cancer research and treatments.
Mr Goodman, along with his wife Chris, his children and his father, have all signed up for the event.
His daughter Jenny, will also perform a fire twirling display for fellow participants.
Mr Goodman said the community had to do something to raise money for the cause.
"It is such a big issue and I just had to get behind it," he said.
Mr Goodman said he knew the shocking impact of the disease after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January this year.
"I've been lucky so far and remain positive," he said.
The Ingham Institute is an event partner for the 2014 Cancer Council NSW Relay for Life event.
With the support of Liverpool West Rotary Club it will run a barbecue for the participants at 11am on Saturday.
Registration is still open for the event.
Join the Ingham Institute team by visiting relayforlife.com.au.