New committee for relay
THE Cancer Council Queensland’s 10th birthday Whitsunday Relay For Life has a new organising committee with 12 local men and women leading the way in the fight against cancer.
Returning Relay For Life co-chair Wendy Barker said she was extremely proud of her organising team. “Our committee has a wonderful diversity of talent and skills [and] we are all looking forward to organising the best possible Relay For Life for the Whitsundays and celebrating 10 years,” she said.
Ms Barker said the goal this year was to recruit 30 teams and raise more than $65,000.
“And I am confident we have the team working together to make it happen,” she said.
Cancer Council Queensland’s Whitsunday Relay For Life will be held from May 10-11 at the Proserpine Showgrounds. The date was originally set for May 3-4 but the relay will now be held on May 10-11.
Relay For Life is an 18-hour event involving teams of up to 15 people, who keep a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run overnight. The event is about raising funds for the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer in their lifetime.
Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life co-ordinator Jeff Hardie said he believed this year’s committee had the perfect mix of youth, enthusiasm and knowledge. “I am very pleased to see the number of new and talented people that have committed to putting on the best relay experience this community has ever seen [and] I thank the entire committee on behalf of the cancer patients who will benefit from their generosity,” he said.
The theme for this year’s relay is Fantasia. Five teams have already registered and the committee are keen to see more sign up and begin fundraising. All funds raised from Relay For Life support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, support and education programs, and patient support services.
For more information visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the fundraising hotline on 1300 65 65 85.