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5 August, 2022

Far North Queensland Relay For Life shows the support by raising over $100,000

OVER the weekend, the Far North Queensland Relay For Life brought locals from all corners together to help make a difference for those affected by cancer.

Team Photo from Relay for life 2022- Supplied

The event raised over $123,976, with funds still being processed over the coming weeks. 

Around 59 registered teams and over 621 participants, including 263 local high school students, came together to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer, raising vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s work in cancer research, prevention programs, and practical support services. 

The 8.5-hour-long event was jampacked with traditional Relay ceremonies, 13 different local performance groups, a hotly contested tug o war, and the famous Relay’s Got Talent – this year won by the Queens of the Reef team. 

Participants shared their involvement on social media, connecting with other teams as they took part in challenges and lit up their candles for the beloved candlelight ceremony. 

Teams committed to walking, rolling, and running around a track to signify that cancer never rests and neither would they. 

Cancer Council Queensland General Manager, Fundraising and Marketing Communication, Meaghan Bush, expressed her gratitude to the Far North Queensland community. 

“Around 1,700 people are diagnosed with cancer each year in Far North Queensland, 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 Far North Queensland community for showing your 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.” 

“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 Far North Queensland community to participate in Relay For Life signifies that “cancer never rests, so neither do we”.

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