THIS weekend, locals will lace up and take to the track at Griffith University in an effort to grow hope for a cancer free future.
Cancer Council Queensland is issuing a last call for Gold Coast residents to register for their Relay for Life event, to be held on Saturday, October 18 from 3pm until Sunday, October 19 at 9am, at Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus.
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, in support of all Queenslanders affected by cancer.
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More than 300 people are expected to come together to walk the track in the hope of raising more than $20,000 for CCQ’s vital cancer research, early detection programs and patient support services.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the charity was issuing a last call to get the community involved in the popular annual event.
“We invite locals to join us by registering a team or volunteering their time – all those who take part 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.
“With one in two Queenslanders being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, now more than ever, we need our locals to fight back against a disease that takes too much.
“Relay is a powerful and inspiring event and we have 18 hours of action planned for participants at Griffith University including live entertainment, ceremonies, games and festivities.
“I extend a special invitation to survivors and their carers to attend the opening ceremony so that others can honour their fight as they take part in the first lap of Relay.”
To register for Relay For Life visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.