Relay for Life happening this weekend

THIS weekend, more than 1200 locals will lace up and take to the track at Bundaberg Relay For Life in an effort to support all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

The Cancer Council Queensland event will kick off at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct with the opening ceremony at 2pm (August 16), followed by 18 hours of fun and festivities, before the event comes to a close at 8am Sunday (August 17).

The general public are invited to attend the Relay from 1pm for a gold coin donation.

From 2pm, the opening ceremony will be held, followed by a concert and performance from X Factor finalist and Relay For Life patron, Justin Standley.

Local representatives attending the opening ceremony will include, Mayor Mal Forman, Qld Police Minister Jack Dempsey, Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt and State Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett.

Media are invited to attend for photo, filming and interview opportunities:

Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life Chairperson Greg Bath extended a special invite to the Bundaberg community and media to attend the 2014 Relay For Life.

"By taking part, you can help us create hope for cancer survivors, hope for those who have lost loved ones, and hope for a cancer free future," Dr Bath said.

"Hope lives in all of us - so this weekend, join us as we rally together to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, education and patient support programs."

More information about Relay For Life is available at or by calling the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland visit or call the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.

Bundaberg Relay For Life - What's on:

2pm: Opening Ceremony followed by Survivors and Carers walk.
3:45pm: Hair shaving of the Mother of Face of Relay, Sonia Hughes, who lost her battle earlier this year. Shaye Liddell (13) will read a poem she wrote in honour of Sonia.
4pm: Relay concert kicks off with acts including The Dirty Creek Boys, Pete O'Brien, Evelyn Bury, and international success Peter Knight.
5pm: Special Line Dance performance by the 2014 Bundaberg Relay For Life Committee.
5:15pm: Performance by X Factor Finalist and Patron of 2014 Relay For Life, Justin Standley.
6pm: Candlelight Ceremony followed by the lighting of the candles and display of Hope Bags around the track.
7:30pm: The three C Factor finalists perform.
9:30pm: 2014 C Factor Winner announced.
9:45pm: Dirty Creek Boys Kickin Country Rock Show.

8am: Closing ceremony with fight back pledge

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