WITH only 100 days to go until Gold Coast Relay For Life kicks off, locals are gearing up to take to the track and raise funds for locals affected by cancer.
More than 3,630 Gold Coasters are diagnosed with cancer each year, of whom more than 1120 die.
Gold Coast Relay For Life is an 18 hour overnight event where teams keep a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run to raise vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland.
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Around 350 people are expected to take part in the annual Cancer Council event this year, which will be held at Doug Jennings Park in Main Beach on September 16-17.
All funds raised on the weekend are invested in vital cancer research, prevention programs and support programs for locals affected by cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said local support made a vital difference to the charity’s work.
“Relay is more than just a fundraiser, it’s a community event for a great cause, supporting locals affected by cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“If you’re passionate about giving back to the community and making a difference, team up and join Cr Baildon AM at Gold Coast Relay For Life.”
Councillor for Division 7 of the City of Gold Coast, Gary Baildon, has been announced as an ambassador for this year’s event and has donated a generous $1900 towards equipment hire.
To register for Gold Coast Relay For Life or find out more, visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
Early bird registration is $20 per person and available until June 23.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via 13 11 20 or www.cancerqld.org.au.