WHITSUNDAY residents will be stepping up their support for cancer patients, survivors and loved ones lost at the 10th birthday celebration of Whitsunday Relay For Life.
The event will be held at the Proserpine Showgrounds this weekend (May 10-11) and more than 300 local residents are expected to take part.
Face of Relay 2014, Ivan Conway said everyone involved in the overnight event could look forward to an amazing experience.
“Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local cancer patients and spreading hope,” he said.
“We have a fantastic event planned with a great line-up of local entertainers and plenty of fun activities for everyone.”
Relay co-ordinator from the Cancer Council Queensland regional office in Mackay, Jeff Hardie, said the event had become a major event on the Whitsunday calendar and urged residents to attend.
“The community is looking forward to celebrating 10 years of Relay For Life in the Whitsundays and already teams have banked $30,000, which is truly amazing,” he said.
“A great show of support for the important work of Cancer Council Queensland.”
The Whitsunday Relay For Life will be held over 18 hours and teams of 10 to 15 people will lap a track at the Proserpine Showgrounds in honour of those who have been touched by cancer in the local community.
This year’s Whitsunday theme is ‘Fantasia’ and a total of 24 local teams will be dressing in their best Disney inspired outfits for next weekend’s event.
People can still register a team by calling 4842 2001 or visiting http://www.relayforlife.org.au.
2pm – Opening Ceremony
2.15pm – Survivors and carers opening lap
2.30pm – Survivors afternoon tea
7pm – Candlelight Ceremony