Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

IT’S been a hit on the Gold Coast for many years, and now the Can­cer Coun­cil’s Re­lay for Life is kick­ing off at the Italo Aus­tralian Club this week­end.

The re­lay, started in 1985 by an Amer­i­can sur­geon, raises more than $14 mil­lion in Aus­tralia each year, as well as mil­lions more in the more than 20 coun­tries in­volved.

Par­tic­i­pants walk, skip and dance through the night to raise money for the Can­cer Coun­cil, a char­ity which sup­ports can­cer pa­tients around the world.

Al­ready more than $22,000 has been raised by the Gold Coast event, with Com­mu­nity Fundrais­ing Co-or­di­na­tor Jade Horrigan ex­tremely ex­cited to have a look at

how all the teams dress up for the “Flu­oro Disco” theme.

“We’ve got ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing through­out the event as well, scav­enger-hunt-like chal­lenges, as well as the en­ter­tain­ment line-up and there’ll be a num­ber of food trucks on site as well,” she said.

“We’ve got a full sched­ule, the com­mit­tee has been all over it mak­ing sure there’s plenty for ev­ery­one to do.

“It’s re­ally just about get­ting down and par­tic­i­pat­ing, re­mem­ber­ing it’s all about the cause and fundrais­ing for Can­cer Coun­cil.”

There’s noth­ing like tak­ing time out of your day to help give back, and this time around you can do it along­side hun­dreds of people and with plenty of en­ter­tain­ment to keep you mo­ti­vated.

You don’t have to be in a team to get in­volved, so hurry up and reg­is­ter to join in on the fun!

WHERE: To­day from 2pm un­til 8am to­mor­row, Italo Aus­tralian Club, Clear Is­land Wa­ters

CON­TACT: (07) 5503 3704


Re­lay for Life par­tic­i­pants walk, skip and dance through the night to raise money

cer Coun­cil, with more than $14 mil­lion raised in Aus­tralia each year.

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