Warming up with a week to go

THERE is just over a week to go before teams get their walking shoes on at the Central Highlands Relay for Life.

The Central Highlands Relay for Life will be held at the Emerald Showgrounds on August 14 and 15 and raises vital funds for the Cancer Council Queensland.

Relay for Life sees teams of 10 to 15 people keep a baton moving around a walking track, relay-style, for an 18-hour period.

Teams are required to raise a minimum of $1000 to be eligible for the relay.

Cancer survivors and their carers are also invited to be a part of the event by joining in the Survivors Walk to open proceedings on Saturday afternoon and taking time to reflect during the Candlelight Ceremony that evening.

The opening lap will be preceded by a Survivors’ Afternoon Tea and all survivors are invited to attend.

It’s not all walking for team members, with a great array of entertainment, including music, dancing and movies, provided throughout the event.

Members of the community are also being urged to show their support of the Central Highlands Relay for Life by taking part in the Purple Shirt Friday promotion and wearing a purple shirt every Friday in the lead-up to the event.

The final team captains’ meeting will be held at the Emerald Showgrounds at 11am this Sunday.

If your Relay for Life team is holding a fundraising activity, we want to know about it.

Simply email details of your event to media and marketing co-ordinator Kerry-Lee Ferguson at or phone 4982 2665 to have them included in this column.

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