Fight cancer with purple

LOCALS will transform Bundaberg into a bold display of purple next week in a bid to raise awareness of Cancer Council Queensland's Relay For Life.

Purple is the official colour of Relay For Life and Paint the Town Purple Week, held May 22- 26, aims to spread the word about Bundaberg Relay For Life and inspire the community to get involved.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan challenged locals to show their support of Relay For Life by getting on board the awareness campaign.

"We're encouraging locals, schools, businesses and individuals to turn purple and help raise awareness for Bundaberg Relay For Life," Ms McMillan said.

"Showing your support for Paint the Town Purple and raising awareness of Relay is as simple as dressing in purple, decorating your workplace or shop front, or holding a purple fundraiser.

"All funds from Paint the Town Purple Week support Bundaberg Relay For Life - and in turn, support our vital work in cancer research, prevention programs and patient support services."

The best-decorated business will win a $500 advertising voucher from Bundaberg Broadcasters.

A celebration will happen in the Bundaberg CBD Pavilion on Friday, May 26, for Purple Power Day, with Justin Standley attending from 10am as a special guest.

Locals can register for Bundaberg Relay For Life, on August 12 and 13 at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct, to help make a difference in the region.

"In the Wide Bay Burnett, more than 1630 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and sadly, around 570 die from the disease," Ms McMillan said.

"Your participation in Relay For Life and fundraising in the lead-up to the event gives hope to those families affected by cancer.

"So, dig out your best purple outfit, spread the word and help us brighten up the streets of Bundaberg with purple power."

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 to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

For more information or to receive a purple pack of decorations, phone the Fundraising Hotline on 1300 65 65 85 or visit

For information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit or call 13 11 20.

New trading laws a big win for small retailers

FAIR GO: Takalvans owner Dale Rethamel is relieved the government will exempt the caravan industry from Sunday trade under new reforms.

Caravan industry relieved after government backflip

77-year-old tells car thief 'you're not f*****g getting it'

Clay Nash.

Man says he wanted to leave bad Bundy influences behind

Thunderstorms brewing: Southern Qld to cop wet weather

Showers and rain are expected to hit later this morning

Local Partners

REVEALED: What sparked the Coast's Bruce Hwy gridlock

STATE Government reveals the cause for the Sunshine Coast's traffic gridlock.

Free hearing check Friday

Get in for your free hearing check from noon tomorrow at, 3/17 Barolin St.

Over 3.5 million Australians live with hearing loss.

Spend One Night In Vegas with the King

TRIBUTE: Mark Anthony as Elvis Presley.

Elvis impersonator brings the King to life

Events galore as weather heats up

LIVE MUSIC: Sankofa performs at the Burnett Heads Lighthouse Festival which is on again in October.

Spring is considered an awakening

‘I’m pissed off’: Bachelorette finally loses it

UNREST is brewing in the Bachelor mansion. Matty has ignored some of the girls for too long, and now they’re resorting to desperate cries for attention.

What's on the big screen this week

Domhnall Gleeson and Tom Cruise in a scene from American Made.

TOM Cruise is flying high in Doug Liman's drug drama American Made.

Bride and Prejudice's Chris reveals more family heartache

Grant and Chris feature on the TV series Bride & Prejudice. Supplied by Channel 7.

His dad’s health has dealt a massive blow to their happy life

Nicole's ready to bust out of Doctor Doctor's love triangle

Nicole da Silva stars in season two of Doctor Doctor.

New season gets a fresh injection of relationship dilemmas.

MOVIE REVIEW: Tom Cruise flying high again in drug drama

Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal in the movie American Made.

FILM STAR delivers his best performance in some time.

The Project will now be on six nights a week

The Project presenters Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

The Project is expanding with a Sunday night edition and a new host.

Strangers restore home after it was trashed by drug-addicts

Strangers restore home.

A Towoomba man was facing the prospect of never renting again

REVEALED: New shops for Coast centre's $12million revamp

Coast retail centre expands as part of $12million refurbishment

Residents fear sand mine sell out by State Minister

Sand mine opponents attend the Nambour Council Chambers.Cou

Further testing undertaken on site, despite claims of significance

Investors quick to snap up property in key growth corridor

High-profile commercial site sells at auction for $4.920m