MORE than 1200 locals will lace up and take to the track at Rockhampton Relay For Life in an effort to create hope for a cancer free future this weekend.

Relay For Life is an 18 hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight, to raise vital funds for all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

The Cancer Council Queensland event will kick off at Ian Coombe Oval, CQUniversity, Rockhampton at 2pm this Saturday, May 16, followed by 18 hours of fun and festivities, before the event comes to a close at 8am Sunday, May 17.

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Cancer Council Queensland Relay For Life coordinator Ashlee Hansen extended a special invite to the Rockhampton community and media to attend the 2015 Relay.

"Relay For Life is a unique event where the community comes together in a show of strength to support all Queenslanders affected by cancer," Ms Hansen said.

"Everyone who takes part creates hope for cancer survivors, hope for those who have lost loved ones and hope for a cancer free future.

"Hope lives in all of us - so this weekend, join us as we rally together to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, education and patient support programs."

Cancer Council Queensland hopes the 2015 Rockhampton Relay For Life will raise around $300,000 for the fight against cancer.

More information about Relay For Life is available at www.relayforlife.org.au or via the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

For more about Cancer Council Queensland visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call Cancer Council's 13 11 20 for information or support.
 



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