THE Central Highlands has been recognised as hosting one of the fastest growing Relay For Life events in Queensland at the recent Queensland Relay For Life Awards.
The 2009 Central Highlands Relay For Life received the 2009 Outstanding Growth Award for having the highest growth funds raised at the event last year.
The award was presented to Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay For Life co-ordinator Laura Carr at a ceremony held recently in Brisbane.
Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life state manager Natalie Wust said the Central Highlands community should be proud of its amazing efforts.
“Relay For Life is now the largest community fundraising activity for Cancer Council Queensland, raising more than $3.5 million each year,” she said.
“The Central Highlands Relay For Life is one of the most successful Relay For Life events in the state and the community can be justly proud of the funds their efforts have raised for Cancer Council Queensland.
“It is these dedicated relayers who will inevitably be responsible for providing a cancer-free future because they will never give up hope and these awards go only a short way to thanking the community for their amazing efforts.
“Funds raised from Relay For Life are vital for the Cancer Council’s work into cancer research, support services like the Cancer Council Helpline and education programs.”
Relay For Life involves teams of up to 15 people walking around a track overnight for 18 hours, to raise funds and awareness to fight cancer.
For more information about the 2010 Central Highlands Relay For Life, to be held at the Emerald Showgrounds on August 14 and 15, contact Laura Carr on 4932 8610 or visit www.relayforlife.org.au
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