Join colourful Relay fundraiser to fight cancer
Show your true colours for cancer at Hervey Bay's most vibrant fundraising event!
Hervey Bay Relay For Life team Tea & Toasters are turning Seafront Oval into a sea of colour on Saturday, July 8 for the second annual Colourburst Challenge Against Cancer, in support of Cancer Council Queensland.
Hundreds of runners are wanted to take part in the family-friendly event, where brightly-coloured powder will be thrown at participants as they take part in a 90 minute program that combines Zumba, Tabata, Body Combat, Cardio Battle, a legs routine and music.
Tea & Toasters team captain Charmaine Bailey encouraged locals to register and help make the 2017 event bigger and better.
"Last year we sold out, so we have doubled the space this year and hope to sell 300 tickets for the main challenge," Ms Bailey said.
"The Colourburst Challenge Against Cancer is for all ages and fitness levels."
The 2017 version will have some new features, including a Colourburst Junior event for children under 12.
"Colourburst Junior is aimed at young children from families who don't want to register in the full Colourburst Challenge together," Ms Bailey said.
"It combines children's dances such as the chicken dance, the cha cha, and slide with short rainbow dashes.
"This year's event will be more spectator friendly with food options, stalls and a throwing gallery for people who wish to purchase coloured powder to throw at participants."
Ms Bailey said her team were passionate about raising funds to give hope to Queenslanders affected by cancer.
"We enjoy coming up with fun ways to raise funds for Hervey Bay Relay For Life and Cancer Council," Ms Bailey said.
"With so many people affected by cancer, the work of Cancer Council Queensland is vitally important."
Colourburst Junior will take place from 11am on July 8 and Colourburst Challenge will commence at 2pm. Children up to the age of 14 participating in the Colourbust Challenge must be supervised by a registered adult.
Tickets are selling quickly. To secure your spot, visit trybooking.com and search 'Colourburst Challenge Against Cancer'.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said support from generous community events like the Colourburst Challenge Against Cancer helped make Hervey Bay Relay For Life the success it is.
"Hervey Bay Relay For Life continues to play an instrumental part in our work," Ms Clift said.
"In the Wide Bay, around 1630 people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and about 570 people die from the disease.
"Supporting the fundraising efforts of local Relayers and participating in Relay For Life is a great way to support Cancer Council Queensland's work in cancer control and make a vital difference right here in the local community."
Cancer Council Queensland's 2017 Hervey Bay Relay For Life will be held on October 28 - 29 at Seafront Oval, and involves teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving for 18 hours in a relay-style walk or run overnight.
To register for Relay For Life visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 65 65 85. Registration is $20 per person before August 11.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20 for information and support.