Sunshine Coast Relay for Life

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  • Location: Nambour Show Grounds, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

The Cancer Council Queensland will host the Sunshine Coast Relay for Life at the Nambour Show Grounds on 22nd & 23rd September 2007. For more information:1300 65 65 85

About Relay for Life
Relay is an annual, overnight event to raise money for The Cancer Council Queensland.

This is one event you'll never forget!

If you ever wanted to contribute to cancer control in Queensland and be inspired through an experience that can change your life, make a difference to others and make you feel inspired - then take part in Relay For Life.

Relay For Life is a The Cancer Council Queensland event where everyone in the community can join in the campaign against cancer. It is 18 hours filled with fun, festivities and comraiderie. It's about celebrating life, honouring those who have survived cancer and remembering those who have lost the battle.

Building a team and more

To participate in Relay For Life you recruit friends, family, co-workers and neighbours to join you in a Relay team. In the weeks leading up to the event each team member raises money by collecting donations or holding fundraising events. On the day of Relay team members take turns walking around the track for up to 24 hours, making sure that someone from their team is on the track at all times. Many don't sleep that night because cancer doesn't sleep.

In addition to the team members who are walking on the track, hundreds of other participants camp out and together create a community party atmosphere. Click here to register a Team online.

Celebration and inspiration

Each Relay For Life starts with the Survivors and Carers lap, a testimony to the fact that so many people today are surviving cancer. Cancer survivors from the community walk the first lap around the oval to celebrate their victories while everyone else cheers them on.

The most inspirational time of Relay For Life is the Candlelight Ceremony which takes place at dusk when we honour cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. A candle bag is filled with sand holding a small candle. When the candle is lit, the candle bag casts a warm golden glow.

Walking The talk

Every Relay For Life is a smoke free event. This event gives us the opportunity to 'walk the talk' and show the community how easy it is to follow a cancer smart lifestyle, reducing the risk of developing cancer through dietary, sun protection and exercise measures.


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Nambour Show Grounds, Not Assigned

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