Teams hit track to help fight cancer
THEY came from all parts of Warwick and all had a different story to tell but the aim was the same: kick cancer out of the world.
About 700 people took part in the running of the second Warwick Relay for Life on the weekend, all doing their bit to contribute to what they hope will be a future world where cancer does not exist.
There were kids no older than five through to adults in their later years and everyone had a story to tell, but no matter the age, the background or their personal experience, everyone was united.
The opening ceremony began at 2.30pm, with the relay officially starting shortly after.
At least one walker from each of the 51 teams was on the track completing laps of Reddies Oval until the completion of the relay yesterday morning.
That was except for one hour from 6-7pm on Saturday, as the crowd gathered to pay their respects to those who have fought cancer successfully, lost their battle with it or are currently fighting it during a touching candlelight vigil on the oval.
Before the vigil, teenager Keeley Johnson, a talented singer who is fighting cancer, reduced many to tears by talking about her experience and then performing.
Other survivors had earlier shared their experiences during the opening ceremony.
The weekend's relay smashed last year's results, with 51 teams this year compared to 29 last year and more than $100,000 estimated to have been raised, comfortably beating last year's total of $73,500.