Thank you for Re­lay for Life sup­port

South Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

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.can­

Do­na­tions to the Re­lay can still be made via­lay­for­ — Ms Chris McMil­lan Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land

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