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Relay teams brave the cold to be closer to a cure

Erin Noble and friends have their blankets to keep them warm as they take part in Relay for Life at the Maryborough Showgrounds.
Erin Noble and friends have their blankets to keep them warm as they take part in Relay for Life at the Maryborough Showgrounds. Robyne Cuerel

SURVIVORS, battlers and fundraisers slowly lapped Maryborough Showgrounds on Saturday night, raising much-needed money for the Cancer Council.

Relay for Life 2014 was a successful one, said one of the organisers, Nalda Brett.

"We raised approximately $32,000 to date and there'll be more money," she said.

"It was a more relaxed and casual relay.

"It was very cold."

Ms Brett said despite the cold, numbers were up on last year with 29 teams.

The top fundraising team was Rusty's Raisers with $12,000 and top youth fundraising team was Maryborough's 2nd Girls Brigade at $2400.

Chronicle journalist and cancer survivor Stephanie Kay was the face of the 2014 relay.

"It was an honour," she said.

"The Maryborough Relay for life committee had read my story published in the Chronicle last year and then also been taking notes of lots of the cancer awareness stories we've been running and that's how they asked me to do it."

Ms Kay battled and won against bowel cancer after an operation in 2012.

Topics:  cancer, fundraiser, maryborough, relay for life




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