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Relay For Life Sunshine Coast 2019

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Lights, camera, cure!


Join thousands of Australians in the fight against cancer at the Sunshine Coast Cancer Council's Relay for Life. This annual event is a fun and emotionally-charged, overnight experience that raises much-needed funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services. Relay for Life gives the Sunshine Coast community an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate local cancer survivors; patients and their carers; and to pay tribute to cherished family members and friends, who have lost their fight to cancer, whilst raising crucial money to help save lives in the future.

What exactly is Relay for Life?

Teams of ten to fifteen participants get together with tents and sleeping bags for a fun overnight camp-out, usually at a local high school, park or showground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays for Life are overnight events and each team is encouraged to have a team representative on the track at ALL times!

Relay for Life Sunshine Coast 2019, fun, emotionally-charged, overnight experience, Cancer Council, teams, camp-out, walking, running, skipping, The Movies, relay-ees, fundraising, start a team, join a team, candlelight ceremony of hope, entertainment, awards, food and drink vendors, FREE Sunday breakfast, get involved, donate
Relays for Life are overnight events!


This year's theme is 'The Movies', so relay-ees need to come along dressed as their favourite movie character how awesome is that!

Relay for Life has become the largest fundraising event for cancer in the world and is celebrated by more than four million people in over twenty countries.

Relay for Life Sunshine Coast 2019, fun, emotionally-charged, overnight experience, Cancer Council, teams, camp-out, walking, running, skipping, The Movies, relay-ees, fundraising, start a team, join a team, candlelight ceremony of hope, entertainment, awards, food and drink vendors, FREE Sunday breakfast, get involved, donate
Have some fun as a movie character...


How can I become involved?

Start your very own team or join an existing team in the Sunshine Coast 2019 Relay for Life.

Become a Team Leader, with your own team - are you a natural leader with a passion to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Relay for Life is looking for people from all walks of life who would love to make a commitment to this fantastic cause.

Join a team - join an existing team, by searching for a Team Name or Team Leader's Name.

If you are planning on registering a heap load of participants i.e. from a local school, please contact 1300 65 65 85, should you require team invoicing.

Relay for Life Sunshine Coast 2019, fun, emotionally-charged, overnight experience, Cancer Council, teams, camp-out, walking, running, skipping, The Movies, relay-ees, fundraising, start a team, join a team, candlelight ceremony of hope, entertainment, awards, food and drink vendors, FREE Sunday breakfast, get involved, donate
Early Bird Registrations are still available until 10 May


For eager relay-ees, Early Bird Registration is still available until 10 May 2019

Youth (under 18 years of age) = $15
Adult = $30
Family (2 adults and 2 children under age of 18) = $75 (please use discount code: RFLFAMILY when booking online)

What can we expect at Relay for Life?

Opening Ceremony: Saturday 18 May @ 2.00pm

Relay for Life Sunshine Coast 2019, fun, emotionally-charged, overnight experience, Cancer Council, teams, camp-out, walking, running, skipping, The Movies, relay-ees, fundraising, start a team, join a team, candlelight ceremony of hope, entertainment, awards, food and drink vendors, FREE Sunday breakfast, get involved, donate
Celebrate cancer survivors


Survivors and Carers Walk - Relay for Life celebrate cancer survivors by inviting them to participate in the Survivors Lap, the first lap around the track.

Candlelight Ceremony of Hope: Saturday 18 May @ 7.00pm - The Candlelight Ceremony is a highlight of Relay for Life. A Candlelight is a small bag filled with sand containing a candle that makes it glow. Each Candlelight carries the name of a person who has battled cancer.

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Each Candlelight carries the name of a person who has battled cancer


At dusk all the candles along the track are lit, to burn into the night, honouring and memorialising those who have faced cancer lighting a path of hope.

Closing Ceremony: Sunday 19 May @ 8.00am - the Relay for Life event closes with the upbeat fight-back ceremony, which reminds participants that they have the power to change the course of this disease.

And in-between all these memorable ceremonies there will be heaps of other fun activities:

Entertainment including kids' activities, live music and competitions (throughout the day and night);
FREE breakfast
Keep those team members walking or running or skipping!



Awards available at Relay for Life

Highest Fundraising Team
Highest Fundraising Youth Team
Best Dressed Tent
Best Dressed Team
Spirit Award

What should we bring to Relay for Life?

Participants to Relay for Life need to ensure they come prepared! Check the weather forecast the night before in case of rain. Because Relay runs overnight, the temperatures can be cold. Here is a list of things that teams should be sure to have on hand for this special weekend.

Relay for Life Sunshine Coast 2019, fun, emotionally-charged, overnight experience, Cancer Council, teams, camp-out, walking, running, skipping, The Movies, relay-ees, fundraising, start a team, join a team, candlelight ceremony of hope, entertainment, awards, food and drink vendors, FREE Sunday breakfast, get involved, donate
Get there early to set up your tents and marquees


Tents or marquees for your campsite
Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
Your Relay for Life t-shirt
Comfy walking/running shoes
Cosy clothing i.e. trackies, jackets, beanies, gloves
Torch and spare batteries
Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella black garbage bags are also waterproof)
Change of clothing
Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, pillows, blankets, esky, cutlery, cups, water bottle, food and drink)
Folding chairs and tables
Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good to use on cold or damp ground)
Campsite decorations and team banners
Team costumes
Money and loose change
Camera to capture those special moments
Any used or unused raffle books
Your team!

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Capture those special moments


What NOT to bring to Relay for Life?

Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are very welcome)
Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates
Glass
Fundraising money that you want to bank (please bank any money prior to the event or the next business day)
Remember, Relay for Life is a smoke-free event

For a step-by-step overview of what's happening on the Saturday and Sunday at Relay for Life, please click here and scroll to 'Program'

There will be some awesome food and drink vendors too:

Ute Beaut Coffee | coffee van - walkers will need a few cuppas to keep going during the night
Health Van | various foods
The Good Food Truck | vegetarian and vegan food
Nacho Daddy | tacos and nachos
Sizzler Cheese Toast Stand | cheese toast
Ben & Jerry's Ice cream Stand | ice cream

Relay for Life Sunshine Coast 2019, fun, emotionally-charged, overnight experience, Cancer Council, teams, camp-out, walking, running, skipping, The Movies, relay-ees, fundraising, start a team, join a team, candlelight ceremony of hope, entertainment, awards, food and drink vendors, FREE Sunday breakfast, get involved, donate
Hope for Life!


To register/create your own team or to register for the Survivor/Carer Lap, please click here.

If you are unable to attend Relay for Life and would love to donate to this very worthy cause, please click here.

Lights, camera, cure! Important fundraisers like Relay for Life need our continued help to ensure their success and what a fabulously, fun way to get involved. Create your team (or join one) and get those movie character outfits at the ready, for an exciting overnight camp-out! And, of course, don't forget the all-important donations towards Relay for Life and let's make the Sunshine Coast event the best one ever!

All images courtesy of Relay for Life Facebook and Relay for Life website
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Why? To join the fight for a cancer-free future
When: Saturday 18 May from 2.00pm to Sunday 19 May at 8.00am
Phone: 1300 65 65 85
Where: Kawana Stadium, Nicklin Way, Bokarina QLD 4575
Cost: Early Bird Registration until 10 May: Youth $15 | Adult $30 | Family (2 Adults and 2 children) $75
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Such a very worthwhile event. Thanks for caring to all those participants.
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