Relay for Life Chair Rowena Dionysius, Patron Carl Rackemann and MC Simon Neal.
Relay for Life Chair Rowena Dionysius, Patron Carl Rackemann and MC Simon Neal. Matt Collins

Your guide to South Burnett Relay for Life

THERE are now just four days until the South Burnett Relay for Life takes to the track at the Kingaroy Showground.

The fundraiser is expected to be one of the biggest Relay for Life events in southwest Queensland and so far, 332 participants are signed up to take part.

Cancer survivors, carers, and the broader community will unite to raise funds to fight for a cancer-free future at the 2019 Cancer Council Queensland event, forming 28 teams which will keep a baton moving for 18 hours in a relay style walk or run.

The event will begin at 3pm on Saturday, launching fun activities, entertainment and empowering ceremonies.

The opening ceremony, featuring the survivors and carers walk, will be held at 3pm on Saturday before a moving candlelight ceremony at 6.30pm.

The closing ceremony will then wrap up the event at 8.30am on Sunday.

Activities at this year's Purple Power-themed event include laser skirmish, a dance-off party, as well as a survivors and carers afternoon tea.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan called on the South Burnett community to show its support.

"Everyone is welcome at Relay, not matter your age or fitness ability," Ms McMillan said.

"Each Relay For Life is an emotional event that will stay with you forever.

"Our local co-ordinators have great entertainment planned for the whole family, as well as empowering ceremonies, like our inspiring opening ceremony, where cancer survivors and their carers start off the walk.   

"There is also our emotional candlelight ceremony, where we light up the darkness in memory of loved ones we have lost."

Ms McMillan said those who took part in Relay for Life would be raising funds for Cancer Council Queensland's work in cancer research, prevention and support.

"With the support of the South Burnett region, we can be there for all Queenslanders affected by cancer every minute, every hour, every day," she said.

There is still time to be part of South Burnett Relay For Life. Registration on the day costs $40 for adults and $20 for youths.

There is also still time to donate to one, or more, of the 28 South Burnett teams.