Face of Emerald Relay for Life Bev Donohoe
Face of Emerald Relay for Life Bev Donohoe

CQ cancer survivor the new face of Relay for Life

CANCER survivor Bev Donohoe (pictured) will lace up and lead the 2016 Central Highlands Relay For Life with one simple goal - to give hope to others in her community touched by cancer.

The Springsure local has been named Face of the Cancer Council Queensland event, set to be held on August 20-21 at Emerald Showgrounds.

Ms Donohoe was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 following a routine mammogram and underwent a mastectomy.

Now, she is determined to use her experience to support others affected by the disease.

"I'm honoured to be named Face of Relay and to lead the survivors and carers lap to open the event," Ms Donohoe said.

"Relay For Life is such a great cause and it gives hope to those in our community who have been affected by cancer.

"I'm looking forward to taking part and raising vital awareness and funds for Cancer Council."

Central Highlands Relay For Life will see teams keep a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run for 18 hours overnight, in support of more than 26,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year.

To register a team, volunteer or find out more, visit relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.



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