City’s Relay for Life has message of hope
THE Rose City is getting its walking shoes on as the flower power of Relay for Life takes hold this weekend.
This year is the second time the event has been held in Warwick. More than $85,000 has been raised by the 61 teams in this year's relay.
Cancer Council Queensland Relay for Life co-ordinator Jo Capp has extended a special invitation to the Warwick community and media to attend the 2014 Relay for Life.
"By taking part, you can help us create hope for cancer survivors, hope for those who have lost loved ones, and hope for a cancer-free future," she said.
"Hope lives in all of us - so this weekend, join us as we rally together to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, education and patient support programs."
Relay for Life kicks off at Reddies Oval from 2pm tomorrow, beginning with the Survivors and Carers walk. There will also be an afternoon tea for survivors and carers and the moving Candlelight vigil at dusk.
Spectators are most welcome for the event, with all sorts of fundraisers and activities during the 18 hour relay.
11am - 2pm: Team check in and set up. No cars permitted on the oval. Set up must be complete by 2pm.
1.30 - 2.30pm: Final registration and sash pick-up for survivors and carers
2.30 - 3pm: Opening ceremony, survivors & carers lap, followed by survivors and carers afternoon tea
3 -6pm, 7 - 11pm: Live entertainment on stage
6pm - 7pm: Candlelight ceremony
11pm - 6am: Relay through the night, team field activities
6 - 8am: Breakfast cooked by Cancer Council volunteers
7 - 8.30am: Stage entertainment and Zumba
8.30 - 9am: Fightback and closing ceremonies