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Teams to do laps for lives at M'boro Showgrounds

Touch n Go members Erin Rodgers and Kelsey Elliott will take the force with them to this year's Star Wars-themed Relay For Life at the Maryborough Showgrounds on May 3 and 4.
Touch n Go members Erin Rodgers and Kelsey Elliott will take the force with them to this year's Star Wars-themed Relay For Life at the Maryborough Showgrounds on May 3 and 4. Boni Holmes

TWENTY-NINE teams will lap a track for more than 18 hours at the Maryborough Showgrounds this weekend to help raise money to fight cancer.

The annual Maryborough Relay for Life will be held across Saturday and Sunday, with the official opening ceremony and Survivors Walk on from 3pm.

A candlelight ceremony will be held from 6pm, where more than 100 people who have died from cancer will be honoured in a photo display.

Chronicle journalist and bowel cancer survivor Stephanie Kay will speak as the face of the relay during the candlelight ceremony.

The event has already raised more than $25,000 but the final figure will not be available until the closing ceremony about 8.30am on Sunday.

Relay ceremonies co-ordinator Nalda Brett said the public was welcome to attend the opening and closing ceremonies and the candlelight ceremony.

Ms Brett said donations could still be made to each team on the Relay for Life website, or at the event itself.

She said food and drink would be on sale and teams would be offering their own things for sale to help raise more money.

Each team is made up of about 15 people must have at least one person on the track throughout the relay.

Mrs Brett said many of the team members were cancer survivors or knew a person who had cancer.

A Survivors Walk will open the relay, with a special banner featuring a handprint from cancer survivors at the event.

"They write their name and the year they contracted cancer (on the banner)," Mrs Brett said.

The relay is themed after Star Wars to coincide with International Star Wars Day, held on May 4.

Topics:  maryborough, maryborough showgrounds, relay for life




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