Locals celebrate launch of Relay for Life

LAUNCH BRUNCH: Logistics Coordinator Greg Pershouse and Jean Pershouse enjoying some cake at the Bundaberg Relay For Life Launch. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
LAUNCH BRUNCH: Logistics Coordinator Greg Pershouse and Jean Pershouse enjoying some cake at the Bundaberg Relay For Life Launch. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg BUN220613RFL3

BUNDABERG will celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much at the 2013 Relay for Life.

This year's event was launched on Saturday in the lead up to the October 19 and 20 event which raises money and awareness.

Local survivors, Cancer Council Queensland volunteers and staff, and local identities including Bundaberg mayor Mal Foreman attended the launch to promote the upcoming relay.

Bundaberg Relay For Life committee chairman Gregory Bath welcomed those hoping to get involved in the event.

"With one in two Queenslanders being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, now more than ever, we need our locals to do what they have always done with such pride - celebrate our amazing cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much," Dr Bath said.

Last year's event received overwhelming support from the community with well over $100,000 raised from the relay.
"It was a fabulous turnout from the community," Dr Bath said at the time.

"It was an amazing community outpouring of support."

A Cancer Council Queensland spokesman said they hoped this year's Bundaberg Relay For Life, held at the Bundaberg Showgrounds, would raise more than $120,000 to support all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Relay For Life can visit www.relayforlife.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

Topics:  relay for life




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