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Queenslanders gear up for Relay For Life

Relay For Life 2016 is kicking off in Queensland this weekend, with events held in Sarina, Maryborough and Redlands.

Around 1,000 participants are expected to take to the track, in an effort to give hope to all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

Relay is the largest event of its kind in Queensland, with 42 Relays scheduled between April and November this year.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift thanked participants for getting involved and making a vital difference in the fight against cancer. 

“It’s going to be a fantastic weekend as hundreds walk to give hope for cancer survivors, hope for better treatments and hope for a cancer free future,” Ms Clift said.

“One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland more than 26,000 people each year.

“With local support we can reach out and make a real difference to those affected, including family and friends.

“If you’re in Sarina, Maryborough or Redlands this weekend, make sure you head along or register for an event near you.

“Taking part in Relay is a great way to help beat cancer.”

All funds raised at Relay For Life support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, education and patient support programs.

To register for Relay For Life or find out more information or call 1300 65 65 85.

For more about Cancer Council Queensland, visit cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20.