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Survivors and carers part of Virtual Relay for Life

Relay for Life Survivors and Carers
Ron and Beryl Myler and Kevin and Kaye Pettit from the Young at Heart Relay for Life team are looking forward to this year's Survivors and Carers Afternoon Tea

The survivors and carers afternoon tea is always an important part of the Bundaberg Relay for Life and this year will be no exception.

Coordinator Donna Habermann said the event will be just as special this year.

“Our Relay for Life this year will be held virtually via our live Facebook event but we don’t want our survivors and carers to miss out on this very important ceremony,” Donna said.

“They are our unsung heroes.

“To honour their inspiring journey, we’re inviting all cancer survivors and carers to be our guests of honour at this year’s survivors and carers celebration.”

“We will be delivering cupcakes and sashes to all our local survivors and carers’ homes and having the Mayor Jack Dempsey launch the afternoon tea live on the Facebook page.

“It will be a lot of fun and we want them to sit back, enjoy their afternoon tea and a cuppa and watch Relay in the comfort of their own home and join in #RelayYourWay.”

Relay for Life co-chair Matt Gees said he hopes as many people as possible get involved this year.

“While the event will look rather different this year, we know the Relay For Life community is a strong and passionate one, and now more than ever, we know relayers will come together to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.”

Any cancer survivors and their carers who would like to be a part of this special event can register online at relayforlife.org.au/bundaberg2020.

Alternatively, they can email RebeccaField@cancerqld.org.au or phone 1300 65 65 85 to request a registration form.

All registrations must be received by Friday, 24 July for catering purposes.

“We’re looking forward to delivering cup cakes and sashes to our valued survivors and carers and making this year’s Virtual Relay for Life extra special,” Donna said.

Wendy Saunders and Fr John Daly at a previous Relay for Life. This year will be different, but no less heartfelt.