Register for Re­lay

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

AS PA­TRON of Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land’s Bund­aberg Re­lay For Life, I write to en­cour­age lo­cal res­i­dents to show their sup­port by reg­is­ter­ing a team for this year’s event, which is com­ing up on Au­gust 15 and 16. Com­mu­nity ac­tion is the key to mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of our friends and fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer. Bund­aberg Re­lay For Life is one of the largest events in the re­gion, and last year raised more than $157,000 for the cause. All funds raised each year are es­sen­tial in pro­vid­ing sup­port, hope, ad­vice and lo­calised ser­vices for each and ev­ery per­son touched by can­cer, like my­self. In Wide Bay Bur­nett, more than 1500 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed with can­cer each year. With your com­mu­nity sup­port through events like Re­lay, in 2014 Can­cer Coun­cil was able to pro­vide phone sup­port to more than 1000 lo­cals, ac­com­mo­da­tion to 421 lo­cals who had to travel for treat­ment, and more than 15,000 can­cer in­for­ma­tion and sup­port re­sources lo­cally, and more. Your sup­port at Re­lay For Life makes a tan­gi­ble dif­fer­ence to our com­mu­nity. I urge lo­cals to get to­gether and register a team to­day. We would love for you to join us at Bund­aberg Re­lay For Life – an in­spir­ing fundrais­ing fes­ti­val that takes place over 18 hours. The overnight event is packed with ac­tion and en­ter­tain­ment for peo­ple of all ages, and in­cor­po­rates re­flec­tive and emo­tional cer­e­monies. At Re­lay we walk united, and with one com­mon goal – to make a vi­tal dif­fer­ence in the fight against can­cer. Let’s rally to­gether and register for the 2015 Bund­aberg Re­lay For Life, held on Au­gust 15–16 at Bund­aberg Recre­ational Precinct. Register online at www.re­lay­for­life.org.au or via the Fundrais­ing Hot­line, 1300 656 585.

Jack Dempsey Pa­tron, Bund­aberg

Re­lay For Life

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