Funds go a long way

A FREQUENTLY asked question is, “where does the money raised from Relay For Life go?”.

There are many areas the money helps, including the Central Queensland Cancer Support Centre in Rockhampton that provided 650 nights of accommodation for 229 cancer patients and 182 carers from the Central Highlands region in the past year.

The Cancer Council Helpline responded to more than 25,900 contacts statewide and more than 1435 contacts from Central Queensland.

For every 1000 cancer diagnoses in Central Queensland, the centre received more than 336 calls.

The counselling service connected with more than 890 patients distressed by cancer, providing telephone and face-to-face counselling.

More than 50% of counselling referrals were for Queenslanders from regional, rural and remote areas.

These were only a few areas and another was research into finding a cure for cancer, which we would all like to see.

If you are interested in putting together a team for Relay For Life on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, at the Emerald Showgrounds, phone Kim on 0428 888 498, Julie on 0447 127 873, or Diane on 0419 650 035.

For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org.au.


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