IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND ALONE, MORE THAN 1100
PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER EACH YEAR
AND AROUND 400 DIE FROM THE DISEASE.
It seems like cancer is everywhere sometimes, for those who have had a
family member, partner, parent or friend suffer from a type of cancer you
know how awful the fear and treatment is. Often we have no idea what
we can do about it but standing together, walking together and fighting
against it is a great step in the right direction.
Cancer Council Queensland is calling on the Gladstone community to
show their support for Relay For Life by lacing up and hitting the track to
help beat cancer. The 2016 Gladstone Relay For Life is on July 30-31 at
Chanel College Oval.
Relay For Life will see teams keep a baton moving in a relay style
walk or run for 18 hours overnight, in support of an estimated 26,000
Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift challenged locals to get
their friends together, register a team and help raise funds for the cause.
“Participating in Relay For Life is a tangible way to support those affected
and help make a vital difference right here in the local community.”
Ms Clift said this year the charity hoped to raise more than $150,000 at
“Every dollar raised at Gladstone Relay For Life supports Cancer
Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, prevention and
support services,” Ms Clift said.
So rally your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours together and
Some of the not to be missed moments…
- 3pm the survivors and carers open Relay with a lap of honour and
the beginning of the 18 hour relay commences,
- At 7pm the Candle-lighting ceremony is held to remember loved
ones lost, entertainment, auction’s and Relay’s Got Talent throughout
the day and evening keep the night a fun way to raise money.
- Then the relay finished at 9am with the closing ceremony.
To register a team, volunteer or find out more, visit www.relayforlife.
org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.