Teams rally for Relay For Life
KYLIE Walters will be wishing for a cure at October’s Relay For Life, and she’s challenging the community to do the same.
Captain of Gympie Relay For Life team Wishing For a Cure, the mum of is calling on locals to get their friends, family and workmates together and sign up to remember, celebrate and fight back at this year’s event.
Relay For Life involves teams of 10 to 15 people walking around a track overnight for 18 hours, to raise funds and awareness to fight cancer.
As a first time relayer, Ms Walters said she decided to sign up with some of her workmates and friends to give something back to her community.
“As a local, you want to support organisations that hit close to home, and it’s for this reason, Cancer Council Queensland is very close to the heart of many Gympie families, including my own,” Ms Walters said.
“We’ve been busy fundraising and over the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting a movie night, painting faces at the Sunday markets every fortnight, as well as lots of other little things.
Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay For Life project officer Sara Morley said the event was 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”.
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.
For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org.au.