Get in quick Gold Coasters! Locals wanting to take part in Cancer Council Queensland’s 2017 Gold Coast Relay For Life are being encouraged to make the most of a special registration offer.
For the next 40 hours, major event sponsor The Star Gold Coast have announced they will cover the cost of every registration for the event.
The Star Gold Coast’s Director of Marketing – Brand & Retail, Roger Gatchalian said the offer was a way to mark 40 days to go until the Relay For Life. “Today we are marking 40 days to go by offering people the chance to register for FREE for the next 40 hours,” he told myGC.
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“We have been committed to helping Cancer Council Queensland for over 20 years in its fight against cancer and becoming a major event partner for Gold Coast Relay For Life is an extension of our ongoing support.”
In addition to covering the cost of registrations for the next 40 hours, today The Star Gold Coast also handed over a cheque to Cancer Council Queensland for more than $23,000.
Cancer Council Queensland’s Corporate Relations Manager Rebecca Lawrence told myGC she hopes Gold Coasters make the most of the free registration offer. “We are thrilled to have The Star supporting us in this way. We would love for Gold Coasters to sign-up and be a part of something that we hope will really make a difference to those battling cancer,” she said.
“Relay For Life is a fundraiser we are very passionate about and it’s one that cancer survivors, patients and their carers can all get on board with.”
Ms Lawrence said money raised from the event will go to support more than 3630 people diagnosed with cancer on the Gold Coast each year. “This year we are hoping to raise $140,000. The money will go towards a number of projects, including research, prevention, caring for those with cancer, counselling services and more,” she said.
The Gold Coast Relay For Life will be held on September 16-17 at Doug Jennings Park, The Spit. The 18 hour event involves teams keeping a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run overnight.
For free registration to Gold Coast Relay For Life, the discount code ‘STAR’ must be used before 2am on August 9. To register a team, or find out more, visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.