Make a team for Relay For Life
CANCER Council Queensland is inviting people of all ages to get their teams and themes together and come along to its sign up day at Centro Gympie on Saturday, July 10, to ensure their place in this year's ‘bigger and better' Relay For Life.
Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne, his wife Dulcie and locals will launch the Gympie Relay For Life for Cancer Council Queensland at 10am.
Mrs Dyne will officially join the Gympie Relay For Life as patron.
Relay For Life involves teams of 10 to 15 people walking around a track overnight for 18 hours, to raise funds and cancer awareness.
Cancer Council Queensland's Relay For Life Project Officer, Sara Morley said Relay For Life was a fantastic opportunity for the community to work together for a good cause while having fun.
“Relay for Life is an opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against a disease that takes too much,” Ms Morley said.
“Each person on the team pays a $15 registration fee, which includes a polo shirt and breakfast at the event and each team is encouraged to raise $1000.
“All funds raised from Relay For Life help make possible Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, patient support services and community education programs.
“Whether you are a cancer survivor, a carer, supporting friends or loved ones, or simply wanting to make a difference, Relay For Life empowers everyone who participates.”
For more information call 54516000 or visit www.relayforlife.org.au for details about the relay.