EACH year Gold Coast locals come together to prove that community spirit is the key to making a vital difference in the fight against cancer.
This weekend, more than 600 locals will lace up and take to the track at Gold Coast Relay For Life in an effort to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
Relay For Life is an 18-hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run overnight, all in an effort to raise funds for the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer in their lifetime.
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The Cancer Council Queensland event will kick off at Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast Spit, with the opening ceremony at 3pm (March 22), followed by 18 hours of fun and festivities, before the event comes to a close at 9am Sunday (March 23).
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift extended a special invite to the Gold Coast community to attend the 2014 Relay For Life.
“By taking part, you can help us create hope for cancer survivors, hope for those who have lost loved ones, and hope for a cancer free future,” Ms Clift said.
“Hope lives in all of us – so this weekend, join us as we rally together to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, education and patient support programs.”
Cancer Council Queensland hopes Gold Coast Relay For Life will raise around $75,000 for the fight against cancer throughout 2014.
More information about Relay For Life is available at www.relayforlife.org.au or by calling the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland visit www.cancerld.org.au or call the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.