Thank you for Relay for Life support
I AM writing to thank the South Burnett community for their outstanding support of Cancer Council Queensland’s annual Relay for Life at the weekend.
Despite the wet weather, all 46 teams checked in for the event, which was moved to Kingaroy State High School.
More than $94,200 was raised by more than 639 participants, many of whom had to travel, to help make a difference in the fight against cancer. An incredible effort by all. The success of the event simply would not have been possible without the spirit, determination and enthusiasm of our local volunteers, who gave their time to champion our cause to the community.
Community support is instrumental to our work and significantly reduces the burden of cancer on the community.
In south-west Queensland alone, about 2040 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Relay for Life enables us to reach out to them.
All funds raised through Relay for Life enable Cancer Council Queensland to invest in lifesaving research, prevention programs and patient support services.
To the local Relay for Life committee, volunteers, participants, sponsors and all who donated generously – we express our heartfelt thanks.
Because of Relay we are one step closer to a cancer-free future.
If you or a loved one needs support following a cancer diagnosis, phone 13 11 20 or visit www.cancerqld.org.au.
Donations to the Relay can still be made via www.relayforlife.org.au. — Ms Chris McMillan Chief executive officer Cancer Council Queensland