Sid the Seagull gets into the spirit of Relay for Life at Station Square along with committee members (from left) Brenda Atkinson, Toni Souvlis and Peter Miles.
Sid the Seagull gets into the spirit of Relay for Life at Station Square along with committee members (from left) Brenda Atkinson, Toni Souvlis and Peter Miles. JOCELYN WATTS

Relay For Life ready to roll

DONATIONS have already started rolling in for Maryborough’s 2010 Relay For Life.

Officially launched at the weekend, the annual fundraiser for cancer will be at Maryborough Park Showgrounds and Equestrian Centre on April 17 and 18.

“Last year there was more than $51,000 raised for cancer research,” said Relay for Life chair Leoll Barron. “That equates to $2 per Maryborough resident and is a tremendous effort.”

This year the event will include a challenge for primary school and special school students as well as the regular entertainment and inspirational ceremonies.

“Although holding it on Mothers Day was successful last year, we’ve decided to move it away from this special day,” Mr Barron said.

He said that while he was hoping Maryborough would be able to top its fundraising efforts from last year, it was more important residents were able to use the event to remember someone who had died from cancer and celebrate survivors.

Teams of 10 to 15 people were encouraged to start registering online for the event.

“There were 46 teams who kept a baton going around the track last year,” Mr Barron said.

To get involved visit www.relayforlife.org.au.

WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE?

A unique event where teams of 10 to 15 friends, families or colleagues challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style around a track overnight

As well as raising funds for cancer research it is an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease



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