Cancer Council asks us if we want local Relay
MANY North Burnett residents know that Relay For Life is all about making a difference in the community and fighting back against cancer, but they travel hundreds of kilometres to participate in the events that increase awareness, unite the fight and raise money.
Now locals have the opportunity to help a Relay For Life come to life in our region.
Next month, Cancer Council Queensland is holding a community meeting to gauge the local interest in holding a North Burnett Relay For Life.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5.30pm, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall (Meyer St, Gayndah) and all are invited to attend.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris Mcmillan said she was excited by the prospect of a North Burnett Relay For Life.
“There has been some interest in a North Burnett Relay For Life for some time, and we are excited to see some locals already letting us know they want to be involved in the event!” Ms McMillan said.
“Organised by passionate, local volunteers, each Relay event is an experience that will stay with you forever.
“It’s an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and recognise their carers, remember loved ones lost through a moving candlelight ceremony, and we raise money to fight back against the disease, by funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention and support programs.”
Relay For Life is community fundraising challenge for Cancer Council Queensland, where teams of families, friends and colleagues fundraising in the lead up to an 18 hour event.
Team members then take turns walking around the track throughout the night, to signify that, “cancer never rests, and neither will we.”
In 2019, Cancer Council Queensland will host 38 Relay For Life event across the state, with tens of thousands of people expected to take part.
“With more than 27,800 people diagnosed with cancer each year in Queensland, it’s imperative we are doing all we can to fight back against this disease,” Ms McMillan said.
“Relay For Life is great way to make a difference right here in your community, and it is an event for everyone, no matter you age or ability.
“We hope to see as many people at the meeting as possible, so come along and support a Relay For Life in the North Burnett region.”
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via www.cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.
RELAY: The North Burnett could have its very own Relay For Life.