Helping find a cure

RELAY For Life team captains met to go over details as the 2012 event shapes up to be even bigger than last year's record number of entrants and a massive fundraising effort which topped $50,000.

But before relay teams line up against one another in friendly competition, participants and members of the public are invited to attend a benefit dinner on September 1 to raise money for the Cancer Council through Relay for Life.

Besides the bonus of raising money for charity, the Relay for Life fundraising dinner is expected to be great fun and an affordable family event.

Planned for Jacks Stokes Oval at Monkland, there will be a traditional hangi dinner and a band plus DJ for entertainment, with a licensed bar provided.

Adults are $25, children $12 and children under-12 get in free. The night will have an Olympic theme and people are invited to dress up as your favourite sports personality to get into the Olympic spirit.

Organiser Eileen Tramacchi warns people to get their tickets quickly as space is limited. Seating arrangements are tables of 10, so get a group together or alternatively, singles and couples will be seated.

There will be a silent auction, raffles and lucky door prizes held throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased at selected Goldfields Plaza businesses, Suncorp and Angus & Coote and for more details phone Eileen Tramacchi on 5480 4088.

Following the benefit dinner, cancer survivors and their friends and family, as well as the general community are invited to attend the Gympie Relay for Life on the weekend of October 27 and 28 at One Mile Sports Complex.

A Survivor's Walk is held as the opening lap of Relay for Life and is an opportunity for the community to honour the strength and bravery of all cancer survivors.

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