Gladstone gets ready to dress as superheroes!

It’s something lots of Gladstone residents look forward too, dressing up as their favourite superhero, going to the school grounds and walking around the oval all night with other people.

Sounds like so much fun right? What are we even talking about? No we have not gone crazy, Relay For Life have announced the theme for this year – SUPERHEROES.

If you have not been or seen a Relay for Life yet, it’s a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay For Life is a chance for the Gladstone community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

This year’s event is creeping around very quickly with just 10 weeks until it is on again. Cancer is something that affects all of us – whether we’ve experienced it personally or known someone who has battled and survived or battled and lost one thing is for certain – cancer does not discriminate. It could be anyone of us.

The money raised at our Gladstone Event goes towards the Cancer Council but it is very important to note that it also comes back into our region. Funds raised goes towards research, prevention and of course support services such as financial assistance, accommodation, counselling services, wigs, medical training and much much more.

Last year there were 74 teams and raised around $100,000 this year Relay for Life will be even bigger. What you can do right now:

• Register a team and get fundraising underway

• Check out the Facebook page – Relay for Life Gladstone

• Celebrate, remember & fight back – we celebrate those who have won their battle, remember those who sadly lost and fight back to find a cure.

A few facts:

What: Relay For Life Gladstone 2016
When:  Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July
Where: Chanel College
Theme: Superheroes
Why: To raise much needed funds for Cancer Council to go towards research, prevention and support services
2016 Face of Relay: Breast Cancer Survivor Kiarra Whelan