Sunshine Coast Relay For Life 2005

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  • Location: Nambour, Nambour 4560 Queensland

The Relay for Life will be held over the weekend of 27 and 28 August at the Maroochy Showgrounds in Nambour.  Teams are now registering for the event to allow themselves time to do their fundraising prior to the event.

For team registration and information Contact Fiona Aaron
Relay for Life Project Officer
Phone: 5443 6300
or visit

Relay For Life 2005
Loads of walking plus free entertainment to enjoy
Celebrating life and raising funds
for the Queensland Cancer Fund to help cancer research
Don't miss the colourful spectacle of the 2005 Relay for Life on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August at  Nambour Showground. The whole community is invited to come along and encourage the dozens of teams of walkers during the 18 hour, non-stop overnight relay event to celebrate life and to raise funds for cancer research, education and support programs.

This year¹s Relay has a groovy 60's theme with the relay teams and their followers decked out in retro 60¹s style with wacky team names such as ŒThe Hippy Replacements¹ and  ŒThe Moon Walkers¹.

At 3.00 pm the event patron, Clint Robinson, will cut the ribbon at the Relay starting line. The first circuit of the Nambour Showground track will be the Survivors' Walk led by people who have survived cancer or are living with cancer.

They will be followed by the members of over 60 relay teams, dressed in their colourful costumes, taking turns to walk or run around the track in a feat of endurance and team spirit for the next 18 hours, all through the night, to the finish at 9.00 on Sunday morning.

From 3.00 pm to 10.30 pm on Saturday a free outdoor concert will feature entertainment provided by a fabulous line-up of talented musicians and children's performers who have all generously volunteered their time to provide encouragement for the teams, their supporters and the general public.

The entertainment will resume at 7.00 in the morning, building  up to the Relay's big finish at 9.00 am. The event will be compered by local identity and Relay Organising Committee President, Cam Young.

Saturday afternoon's entertainment line-up will kick off with dynamic singer Hollywood Herb out front of The Big Jazz Cats. Herb has music in his veins, being Louis Armstrong¹s grandson. His show will be followed by members of the South East Self Defence Team presenting a martial arts display just before singer Sue Bond entertains. Sue will be followed by the talented young singers of the Queensland Pop Choir .

Popular act, Sauce,  will rock the Relay before Duo Acoustica entertain the crowd.

Three recording artists Rosanna Ruddick, Paul Denman and Pam Clarke will feature songs of the 60¹s as darkness falls.

At 7.30 pm people will encircle the walking track with flickering candles, lit in memory of  those lost to cancer as part of the moving Candle Lighting Ceremony. Candles for the ceremony will be on sale on the night.

The free outdoor concert will continue into the night with the fabulous Beakles  on stage with classic hits from the Fab Four. Spotlight compere Alan will host the Relay Idol Finals before the fantastic Australian Creedence Band caps off the concert.

Volunteer entertainment coordinator and DJ throughout the event will be Chris Carroll from Song & Dance Entertainment Service.

Judges will announce the winners of the Best Costume, Best Decorated Campsite and Most creative Relay Baton before the Relay walkers settle into the all night marathon.

The Sunday morning concert will kick-off from 7.00 am with rock & roll singer Peter Fox to spur the relay teams on to the Finish line at 9.00 am.

There will be fun & laughter with the  Bubbles and Chuckles the Clowns, so children will have plenty of activities to keep them amused.

The Relay celebrations will finish at 9.00 am with a Closing Ceremony and the presentation of  awards by Clint Robinson.

For information on any of the entertainers please contact Christine Carroll of Song & Dance Entertainment on 5442 1555

For more information on the Relay for Life please call Fiona Aaron on 5443 6300 at the Queensland Cancer Fund, Maroochydore.

What is Relay For life?
Relay For Life is an overnight team event to raise funds for cancer research, education and patient support programs.

How does it work?
The challenge is for teams of 10 or more to complete a relay-style walk or run at selected venues throughout Australia. Team members take turns to keep their baton moving overnight, enjoying the sensational festive atmosphere created through entertainment, camping, spot prizes and, most importantly, the vibrancy of the hundreds of lively people on the track!

The highlights at each event include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Survivors' Walk and the Candlelight Ceremony.

Who can participate?
It is hours of fun and everyone is welcome. This is an event for people of all ages and levels of fitness and is open to everyone in the community, with teams formed between friends, family and workmates.

Cooloola Coast  10 - 11 September
Sunshine Coast (Nambour) 27 - 28 August

To Register:

Use our online registration form to register your team for Relay For Life.

More Information:

For more information on your local event, please e-mail or phone 1300 65 65 85.

Visit for the latest copy of "Relaying" - our state event newsletter. (PDF file - 389kb).

Nambour/Sunshine Coast
The Relay For Life event on the Sunshine Coast ran for its fourth year, with 57 teams raising more than $120,000. In fact, the three highest fundraising teams contributed over $30,000 to this total. Relay For Life Sunshine Coast Committee Member, Alison Tucker, said "the entertainment line up was a highlight, and the 'Relay Idol' competition a big hit. Many teams are enthusiastic about returning for our big fifth year celebration in 2005!"


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