HUNDREDS of people dressed as circus performers for charity will congregate for 24 hours on Hervey Bay's Seafront Oval from Saturday afternoon for the Cancer Council's Relay For Life.

The Relay For Life is run in cities right across Australia - drawing hundreds of people to each event.

"Relay For Life is a unique event where the community comes together in an amazing show of strength, camaraderie and goodwill to create hope for a cancer free future," Relay coordinator Tammy Sloan said.

"With one in two Queenslanders being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, now more than ever, we need our locals to celebrate with our cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much."

It's hoped the Hervey Bay relay will raise more than $55,000.

More information about Relay For Life is available at relayforlife.org.au.



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