Relay clocks up big funds
WHILE 450 people took turns to walk for 18 hours, $41,000 was raised for cancer research and patient support in Hervey Bay.
The Relay for Life is well on track to raise the targeted amount of $45,000, said Gemma Abela from the Cancer Council Queensland.
Relay for Life is an international event, involving teams of 10 to 15 people walking around a track overnight for 18 hours, to celebrate cancer survival and fundraise to fight back against cancer.
Ms Abela said there was plenty of fun at the weekend's relay as well, with things like all-night Laser Skirmish and 5am Zumba to keep people entertained.
"It was just phenomenal," she said.
She said the event was great for the community as all money raised went back into supporting locals.
All funds raised from Relay for Life are invested in Cancer Council Queensland's research, patient support services and education programs. Earlier this year, the Maryborough Relay for Life raised $39,000.