Sunshine Coast Relay For Life is an overnight fun event on the weekend of 5-6th May taking place at the University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, with teams walking to raise valuable funds to support the Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services. In the past five years, Relayers in Australia have raised over $108,000,000 for Cancer Council.
Pull on your walking shoes and join in the fun, friendly, community event to celebrate with those who have overcome cancer, support and recognise those that are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them, and remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer.
The event kicks off with an opening ceremony at 2pm on Saturday with the first lap in honour of cancer survivors and carers as an acknowledgement and testament to their courage and strength from all in attendance.
In a moving act of solidarity the teams join the survivors on the track and walk the second lap together.
The relay continues through the night with darkness symbolising the fear and uncertainty that many will encounter and candles are lit to celebrate the lives of those lost and to show the way forward with support for the survivors and those undergoing treatment. Members of the teams take turns walking through the night to symbolise the ongoing fight against cancer.
Entertainment, fun and games take place throughout the evening at the festival campsites and the whole event wraps up the next morning at 8am with the closing ceremony where volunteers and the supporting community are also acknowledged.
Awards are given for Highest Fundraising Team, Best Baton, Best Dressed & Best Campsite to name a few. Register your team early to start fundraising for this worthwhile event. Early bird entries are only $20 up until 9th March. Each team has its own fundraising page on the website and can track their funds raised.
By joining Relay For Life you are supporting those living and affected by cancer; raising valuable funds for support and research; having fun in a community event by giving back to those in need; and as an added bonus you'll put a few miles on the clock!
If you are a survivor and would like to walk the first lap you can register here. If you would like to volunteer you can register here. For more information about the Sunshine Coast Relay For Life please visit the website.