WALKING FOR A CAUSE: Eric and Carla Cross lead the survivors and carers laps at the South Burnett Relay For Life 2019.
WALKING FOR A CAUSE: Eric and Carla Cross lead the survivors and carers laps at the South Burnett Relay For Life 2019. Claudia Williams

GALLERY: Burnett community rally together for Relay For Life

THE South Burnett community coming together to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, support those fighting cancer and honouring those who have passed is what Relay For Life is all about.

This year is the fourth time Murgon resident Nicky Watkins has taken part.

She returns each year because she knows first-hand how valuable the support of the Cancer Council can be when you need it most.

"It helps so many people out and hopefully we will find a cure one day," she said.

"I know when I had cancer they offered to pay bills and for accommodation at cheap rates so that you can stay in Brisbane because it so far away."

In 2015, at 36-years-old, Ms Watkins was diagnosed with breast cancer which resulted in having lumps and lymph nodes removed and travelling to Brisbane and Bundaberg to undergo radiation and chemotherapy.

During the tough times it was her friends and family, who are taking part in Relay For Life by her side, that got her through.

Positivity from her loved ones and her nurses was key to getting through the hard times, according to Ms Watkins, who now has a new lease on life.

"Coming through the other side I live everyday," she said.

"If you want to do something go do it, don't think, 'I will go tomorrow or next year,' just do it."