Central Sunshine Coast Relay For Life back for 2016

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on the Central Sunshine Coast community to show their support of Relay For Life 2016 by volunteering or lacing up and hitting the track to help beat cancer.

Registrations are now open for Cancer Council Queensland's 2016 Central Sunshine Coast Relay For Life, set to be held on August 6-7 at Nambour Showgrounds. Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life Coordinator Tom Turner encouraged locals to get involved in the event to help make 2016 a record-breaker.

"Each year the Central Sunshine Coast community bands together to fight back against cancer and we hope locals will do the same this year," Mr Turner said. "Get your friends, family and work colleagues together and join us to give hope to all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

"If you'd like to join our energetic team of committee members to help make this event a success, come along to our information evening at 5.30pm on Monday, February 8 at St Joseph's Catholic Parish Nambour Community Centre." Mr Turner commended the community for their support of past events and ongoing generosity to the cause.

"In 2015, Queensland Relay For Life events raised more than $3.5 million which will help fund life-saving cancer research and support for local people," Mr Turner said.

"All of us know someone who has been affected - join the Relay to show them you care. "Relay participants are part of worldwide movement dedicated to fighting back against cancer."

Central Sunshine Coast Relay For Life will see teams keep a baton moving in a relay style walk or run for 18 hours overnight, in support of an estimated 25,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year.

To register a team, volunteer or find out more, visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85. Early bird registrations are $20 per person and close three months prior to the event.

After that, registrations will be $30 per person or $40 on the day. More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via 13 11 20 or www.cancerqld.org.au.

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