Relay gets head start on fundraising drive

MAY is still a long way away, but Simon Jacobs and his team think it is never too early to start drumming up support for the 2010 Relay for Life event.

Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Mr Jacobs and a group of volunteers were at the pavilion in the CBD yesterday to launch next year's event.

Mr Jacobs said it was good to start early to raise awareness.

“Bundaberg has always had a pretty good turn out and having the launch earlier is hopefully going to help the event be bigger and better than ever,” Mr Jacobs said.

Mr Jacobs said the group hoped people would start getting teams together and planning for the relay at Bundaberg Showgrounds on May 1 and 2.

Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey was on hand to launch the event and said he was already getting Team Dempsey prepared.

“I get my family involved in it because it's a next generation coming up and it's experience for them to see what they can do to help the Cancer Council,” Mr Dempsey said.

Mr Dempsey said he was amazed at the dedication the volunteers running the event display.

“It not just recognises the scourge of cancer and how it affects everyone in the community, it also recognises the survivors and carers,” he said.

For more information visit www.relayforlife.org.au.



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