Relay for Life raises a massive $60k-plus
MORE than $60,000 was raised at the weekend during Cancer Council's Relay for Life, making it the most successful one yet in Hervey Bay.
More than 1000 people cheered on the 64 teams that kept a baton moving in a relay style walk for 18 hours at the Seafront Oval to raise vital funds for the one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
For Chloe Clarke, the face of Relay for Life Hervey Bay, it was a personal event.
A cancer survivor, the 20-year-old has dedicated her time for the past four years, participating in the event.
"Relay for Life is about spreading hope and giving support to those who have had to fight cancer or are battling cancer and it was great to see the community come together and show that they care," she said.
"We had a massive turnout this year and even though last year was big, I didn't think it would grow this much, which was wonderful to see.
"Once again teams have raised an incredible amount of money, which shows what a fantastic community we have and I hope we can continue to strive to reduce the number of people who have been affected by this terrible disease."