FRASER Coast and Bundaberg locals raised thousands of Dollars at the Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life last weekend.
The event has already raised more than $85,000 – with more donations to be processed in the coming weeks.
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Some 44 registered teams (that’s more than 500 people) gathered to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.
Funds raised will go towards Cancer Council Queensland’s work in cancer research, prevention programs and practical support services.
The council’s Meaghan Bush expressed her gratitude to the community.
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“Around 1,861 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the Wide Bay Burnett region and Relay For Life enables us to reach out to them every minute, every hour, every day,” Ms Bush said.
“I would like to thank the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast communities for showing their incredible support and helping us fight back against cancer.
“We express a heartfelt thanks to the local Relay For Life committee, participants, local businesses and all who generously donated.
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“Fundraising events such as Relay For Life are significant to our work and help us substantially reduce the burden of cancer on the community.
“The dedication of the Bundaberg/Fraser Coast community to participate in Relay For Life signifies that, “cancer never rests, so neither do we.”
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