Relay for Life nets $51,000

THE NUMBERS are finally in for Maryborough’s 2009 Relay for Life – and chairman Barbara Hovard says she could not be more thrilled with the results.

“We are very excited to announce that the amount raised in our second Relay for Life was almost $51,000,” she said.

“For a city of its size it is a fantastic effort. It highlights the generosity of our local residents and businesses and that the volunteering sprit remains alive and well.”

More than 600 people took turns lapping Maryborough Park in May to raise funds for cancer research, celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost.

Ms Hovard said given the difficult financial climate when the event was held, she was especially impressed by the amount raised.

“At the time people were already donating to the Victorian bushfires and the floods up north. The global financial crisis was also starting to take its toll.

“Everyone was giving until they could give no more – Maryborough really pulled all the stops out.

“The total was only $1000 less than last year.”

Maryborough’s Relay for Life committee has already started planning next year’s event.

Teams are encouraged to register online at www.relayforlife.org.au.



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