Menu
Lifestyle

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



Man with a disability fined for threatening woman with knife

The disability housing resident was fined $2000.

UPDATE: Age released of woman killed on Mary valley Hwy

The two vehicles collided head on at Mary Valley Rd. A woman has been confirmed dead following a horror crash at the intersection of the Mary Valley Highway and Birt Road at Long Flat, just south of Gympie, this afternoon. The two vehicles involved, including a small white care, appear to have sustained major damage, and it was earlier reported two people had to be freed from the wreckage of one vehicle. Three people are being assessed by ambulance officers.

A woman has lost her life in a tragic crash near Gympie

Son says mother drove road daily for 30 years before crash

The scene of a serious crash at South Kolan.

The crash has shut down both lanes of Bundaberg Gin Gin Rd

Local Partners

Rusty back home after 3000km road trip

AFTER a 3000km round trip from Goondiwindi to Snowtown, Rusty the intrepid Australian terrier is back in the arms of his loving family.

Bizarre sight shooting across the sky captured

Betty Seeney was at Cape Hillsborough attending an astrophotography workshop when she captured the 20 second exposure.

Once in a lifetime shot caught by amateur photographer

Apple’s smart speaker to hit Australian stores

The new Apple HomePod smart speaker will go on sale on February 9. Picture: AFP/Josh Edelson

Australians will be among the first to buy new device

Mystery film roll dropped in city letterbox: Why?

MEMORIES FOUND: Ron Selby found a 35mm roll of film in his letterbox . Tuesday, 23rd Jan, 2018.

A roll of film’s provenance, who delivered it and why are a mystery

The deadly virus lurking in your favourite dog park

Parvo virus is on the rise warns The University of Queensland.

Dog virus making a comeback, prompts vaccination warnings from vets

Footballer's wife has surrogate child, as joy turns to tragedy

Jessica Brockie gave birth to a baby boy as a surrogate parent. Picture: Twitter

Why the child's mother will never meet the surrogate child.