Survivors and carers celebrated at Gold Coast Relay For Life

Gold Coast cancer survivors and carers are being encouraged to take part in Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay For Life next month.

The 2017 event will be held on September 16-17 at Doug Jennings Park, The Spit.

Local cancer survivors and carers are invited to take part in the survivors and carers lap which will officially open the event on Saturday, September 16 at 2pm.


Following the opening, carers and survivors are invited to join together for a special free afternoon tea, to share stories and show support to those affected by cancer.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan said the survivors and carers lap was an opportunity to unite with others who had been through a similar experience. “The opening lap is all about celebrating with our survivors and recognising the contribution of carers,” Ms McMillan said.

“More than 3630 people are diagnosed with cancer in the Gold Coast region every year – Relay For Life enables us to support them. With the support and commitment of local Relay For Life teams, volunteers and donors, we can continue to invest in lifesaving research, prevention and education programs, and support services.”

To register for the survivors and carers lap, phone 1300 65 65 85 or visit the Relay registration desk on Saturday, September 16 from 12pm

Relay For Life is an 18 hour event involving teams of people keeping a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight, in support of all Queenslanders, all cancers.

To register a team, volunteer or find out more, visit or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85. Registration is $30 per person or $40 the week prior to the event.