Stop can­cer in its tracks

18-hour re­lay this week­end

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS - ZHANAE CON­WAY-DODD Zhanae.Con­way-Dodd@cap­news.com.au

THIS week­end 1000 peo­ple and 94 teams will come to­gether to “stop can­cer in its tracks”.

Rock­hamp­ton Re­lay for Life will kick off at 2pm this Sat­ur­day with teams hav­ing to keep a baton mov­ing for 18 hours in a re­lay-style walk or run.

Tak­ing place at the CQUniver­sity oval, the event will be jam-packed full of fun and fes­tiv­i­ties, be­fore end­ing at 8am on Sun­day, May 20.

‘‘ TO­GETHER LET’S STOP CAN­CER IN ITS TRACKS. CHRIS MCMIL­LAN

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land CEO Chris McMil­lan ex­tended a spe­cial in­vite to the com­mu­nity to at­tend the 2018 Rock­hamp­ton Re­lay for Life.

“Ev­ery­one is wel­come at Re­lay, no mat­ter your age or abil­ity, and we will be tak­ing reg­is­tra­tions on the day,” Ms McMil­lan said.

“Our vol­un­teer com­mit­tee have plenty of en­ter­tain­ment planned for the whole fam­ily, as well as in­spi­ra­tional cer­e­monies, like the evening can­dle­light cer­e­mony where we light up the dark­ness in mem­ory of those we’ve lost.

“Those who take part will be help­ing raise funds for Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land to sup­port peo­ple af­fected by can­cer, fund re­search and im­prove can­cer pre­ven­tion, so please join us. To­gether let’s stop can­cer in its tracks.”

Lo­cal can­cer sur­vivors and car­ers who wish to take part in the sur­vivors and car­ers lap and at­tend the free af­ter­noon tea af­ter­wards, are in­vited to ar­rive from 12pm for reg­is­tra­tion.

To register a team, vol­un­teer or find out more, visit re­lay­for­life.org.au or phone the Fundrais­ing Hot­line on 1300 656 585.

On the day reg­is­tra­tion is $40 a per­son and in­cludes event en­try, a shirt, and break­fast.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land, visit can­cerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20 for in­for­ma­tion and sup­port.

Photo: Chris Ison ROK210517cre­lay3

RE­LAY FOR LIFE: Laura West and Se­lena Hill at the 2017 Rock­hamp­ton Re­lay for Life.

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