Swickers employees Chantelle List, Sally Lynch and Sam Allen with South Burnett Relay For Life chairwoman Rowena Dionysius.
Swickers employees Chantelle List, Sally Lynch and Sam Allen with South Burnett Relay For Life chairwoman Rowena Dionysius. Jessica McGrath

Business helps community to fight cancer

THE countdown is on for the South Burnett Relay For Life as the community prepares to raise funds for cancer research.

South Burnett Relay For Life chairwoman Rowena Dionysius thanked Swickers for donating money to the iconic event.

"Swickers has been a really great supporter for quite a few years, and we really do appreciate it,” she said.

Swickers' donation will go towards supplying the breakfast on Sunday October 14 and cutting down the event's costs to help maximise the money raised, Mrs Dionysius said.

"By cutting down costs for the dinner and relay, more money can go towards cancer education and support,” she said.

All of the money raised from the Relay For Life event goes towards cancer research to find cures.

South Burnett Relay for Life will run from Saturday October 13 to Sunday October 14.

Mrs Dionysius said the committed aimed to have more than 40 teams from the community participate.

"It's heaps of fun with performances from local musicians and we'd love for as many people as possible to come down and join in,” Mrs Dionysius said.

Teams who were keen to start fundraising should get on board soon, with the 50 per cent reduction of the registration fees available for only a week from Monday August 6 to Sunday August 12.

"Most people that register early have the best chance to reach their fundraising goals,” Mrs Dionysius said.

Teams are recommended to have between 10 to 15 members to give everyone an opportunity on the track, as teams with fewer than 10 members often struggle to keep someone on the track for the whole event.

Registration includes a Relay For Life shirt and a free breakfast, and although there are no minimum ages, youth teams must have two adult supervisors at the event at all times.

Relay teams can register online for the event at www.relayforlife.org.au.